How to Answer "Do You Have Any Questions for Me?" in a Job Interview

How to Answer "Do You Have Any Questions for Me?" in a Job Interview

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Know Who You're Interviewing With + Prepare Your Questions in Advance

When the interview is set up—whether it's a phone interview or an in-person interview—ask who you'll be meeting with. This will help you prep because the questions you ask the recruiter might be different than the questions you ask your hiring manager. For example, recruiters will ask high-level questions with the goal of learning whether you're 

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Know Who You're Interviewing With + Prepare Your Questions in Advance

a good fit to move to the next interview round. You might ask less specific questions about the role and team, but more questions about the company and interview process. Once you know who you're interviewing with, it's time for the real homework. Consider looking up the interviewer(s) on LinkedIn to learn more about their background. You might 

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Know Who You're Interviewing With + Prepare Your Questions in Advance

also learn more about the background of people on their team. Next, thoroughly research the company using their career site, company website, LinkedIn, recent press, or other online articles. And your last research puzzle piece is researching the job description and determining the most important information.

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2. Prioritize Your Questions

Depending on your interview length, you might not get to ask all your questions. That's why it's a good idea to not only prepare the questions you want to ask but also organize them and "star" the ones that are the most important to you. Many times during an interview, a question you have on your list might naturally get answered in your conversation, but if it 

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2. Prioritize Your Questions

doesn't, and it's important to you, this tip can help. When trying to decide what questions to ask, prioritize the questions that will show you were engaged and listening in the interview. Don't waste your precious interview time asking a question that's already been answered.

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3. Rehearse + Practice Your Questions

Interviews are generally nerve-racking. You know this. I know this. Do yourself a favor, and practice asking your questions in front of the mirror or to a friend ahead of time.  This extra prep work can help you feel more comfortable during your interview and, hopefully, will make it all feel like a smooth conversation versus a loaded Q and A session.

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4. Bring Your Questions With You

You've done some great prep work, and now you're worried about how you'll ever memorize it all.  Great news—you don't have to. It's totally acceptable to bring a notebook with you to your interview with your questions ready to go.

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