It is important to note that an interview is also an opportunity to learn about the role you've applied for and the organization itself. Asking good question shows that you are interested, enthusiastic and well-prepared. Try not to ask questions that can be answered with a simple yes or no answer.
A good response to the interviewer asking, "Do you have any questions?" would be: "Yes, I do." It will show the employer you are keen, you’ve thought about the role in detail, and that you’ve gone the extra mile to prepare.
You need to ask questions that are related to the job, company and responsibilities
1. How is success measured in this position, & what support is provided to achieve it?
This helps you know the key performance indicators (KPIs) for the role and how regularly they are measured. It also helps to give an insight on the skills you need to leverage on in the role.
2. What is the career path for someone in this role in your organization?
With this question, you can actually learn about the company's career advancement and get an hint on it's promotion culture. It also helps to show interest on your side in growing within the org.
3. Please tell me more about the day-to-day responsibilities of this role?
Learning as much as possible about the role can help you decide if it's is a job you really want or not. Organizational fit is a different thing from a job fit, and you want to assess it as well.
4. Do you have opportunities available for professional development?
What this does is show any red flag available in terms of stagnation. The question gives you an insight into the learning & development culture of the organization. A culture that will influence your growth.
5. What do you see as the most challenging aspect of this role?
Knowing the good is as important as knowing the bad. Once you know the challenges you'd be dealing with, you'd be able to identify areas where your skills could actually save the day.
6. Is there anything we haven’t discussed or that you want to know that would help you with the hiring decision?
This question helps you offer the opportunity to fill any gaps that the interviewer might have noticed. It also helps you dot all 'i's and cross all 't's.
7. Can you tell me a bit about your yourself/background?
The interview should never be about you and the role alone. It's good to also show interest in the interviewer / recruiter. This also helps in building rapport & finding common grounds with the person interviewing you.
8. What are the next steps and when should I be expecting to hear from you?
What this question does is show that you are eager to move to the next stage.It also helps you gain vital info about the timeline for hiring. That way, you can follow-up appropriately.
Other Questions you can ask an interviewer
Can you tell me more about the day-to-day responsibilities of this job?
Describe the culture of the company.
Do you have a policy for helping new members of the team get on board?
Do you have any reservations about my qualifications?
How does one advance in the company?
How has the company changed over the last few years?
How many people work in this office/department?
How much travel is expected?
How would you describe a typical day and week in this position?
How would you describe the responsibilities of the position?
How would you describe this company's values?
If I am extended a job offer, how soon would you like me to start?
Is relocation a possibility?
Is this a new position? If not, what did the previous employee go on to do?
What are the biggest challenges of this job?
What are the biggest challenges facing the company/department right now?
What are the biggest opportunities facing the company/department right now?
What are the biggest rewards of the job and working for this company?
What are the company's plans for growth and development?
What are the next steps in the interview process?
What are the prospects for growth and advancement?
What are your expectations for this role during the first 30 days, 60 days, year?
What do you think are the most important qualities for someone to excel in this role?
What is the best part of working for this company?
What is the company's management style?
What is the typical career path for someone in this role?
What is the typical work week? Is overtime expected?
What's the most important thing I should accomplish in the first ninety days?
What's your least favorite part of working here?
Where do you think the company is headed in the next 5 years?
Always remember using these key points to ask questions at an interview:
- Specifics of the Role
- Team and Expectations
- Learning and Development
- Organizational Culture and Business Goals
- The Interviewer
- Next Steps
NB : Don’t ask him questions as if you are applying for the position of a CEO
Finally when you get that Job you can show your boss you are ready for the next step in your career