5 Power Questions to Ask in an Interview

Last Updated on January 29, 2020

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Alright- You have made it through the professional experience overview and behavioral questions and are coming to the close of your interview. You have wowed them with your qualifications and the research you have done into their company. But now the interviewers look across the table and say-

6 Questions to ask in an Interview

Having been on the giving side of an interview more times than I can count, I have seen too many otherwise pleasant conversations go quickly south at this very point. No matter how well the rest of the conversation went. If you say you don’t have any questions for me, or worse, have some pointless or inappropriate inquiry, it puts a really bad taste in my mouth.

To make sure this doesn’t happen to you, come prepared for your next interview. Be ready to blow your interviewers away with these 5 well-timed and well-executed Power Questions to Ask in an Interview.

As you look ahead to the next couple of years, what are the potential growth areas that excite you the most?
This question shows that you are a forward-thinker and that you are driven by larger aspirations and goals.

1. If you were to arrive at two final candidates, with equal skills and experience, how would you choose one over the other?
Remember, that not only are you being interviewed, but this is also your time to interview the company. This question will uncover what is important to your potential employer in terms of culture, employee personalities, and morals.

2. If hired, what milestones would you be looking for me to hit within the first 30, 60, and 90 days?
This inquiry helps the employer envision you performing the job. It also shows your motivation and that you are ready to hit the ground running!

3. What do you love most about working here?
You just spent the entire interview selling yourself, so now it’s time to let the company sell you!

4. If you think of the strongest player on your team, what qualities do you think of? What makes them such an excellent employee?
This will give you an idea of the qualities you will need to embody to make yourself stand out. These are also great qualities to emphasize that you have in subsequent interviews and conversations.

5. What do you think makes your company better than (enter competitor name here)?
This shows the interviewer that you have done your homework. It's also a great way to learn additional selling points about the organization.

Come prepared with a few of these questions to your next interview and you will be guaranteed to make a strong impact at the end of your conversation.

Happy interviewing!