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How to Answer ‘Do You Have Any Questions?’ in an Interview

During the final stages of an interview, you generally encounter the segment where the interviewer asks, ‘Do you have any questions?’ This is an opportunity for job seekers to further understand the company, and it’s also a chance for the interviewer to make a final assessment. Therefore, it’s important to handle this question segment well.

So how to Answer ‘Do You Have Any Questions?’

  1. If the interviewer asks, ‘Do you have any questions?’ Whatever you do, don’t reply with ‘No,’ unless you’re not interested in the job. Otherwise, you might leave the impression that you’re uninterested in the job or not taking it seriously. So, if you do want the job, definitely answer with ‘Yes.’ Use this opportunity to showcase your ‘work attitude,’ ‘career planning,’ and ‘perspective.’
  2. If you’re a recent graduate entering the workforce, you’re likely interviewing for entry-level positions. In this case, you can ask questions like:
  • Q1: ‘Could you tell me if the company provides any skill training for newcomers in the relevant positions? I want to enhance my professional skills!’
  • Q2: ‘Could you elaborate on the company’s plans for newcomers’ growth?’
  • Q3: ‘Could you tell me about the company’s work atmosphere?’

For newcomers, it’s important to focus on self-improvement. Even if the salary is lower, it’s worth joining a company with good training systems and growth plans.

Also, regarding compensation, avoid directly asking about the salary figure. Instead, inquire about the compensation structure, which can reveal the assessment criteria for the role. Inquiring about the work atmosphere can help gauge the company’s growth potential—dynamic companies usually have vibrant work environments.

  1. If you’re an experienced professional, you’re probably interviewing for management-level positions. Skip basic questions and consider asking the following:
  • Q1: ‘What are the company’s development goals?’
  • Q2: ‘What are the company’s competitive advantages?’

As an experienced professional, your focus should be on the company’s future prospects. A company with goals and ideals is important, but one with goals, ideals, and core competitiveness is even more crucial. Being an experienced professional implies a certain age; therefore, choosing a reliable company is paramount. Changing jobs becomes more difficult as you get older, so treat this choice as if it were your last.

  1. Limit the number of questions in this segment to a maximum of three, and try to wrap it up within 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Avoid asking questions that can be researched online beforehand, such as the company’s main business, products, and size.
  • Avoid sensitive questions, like ‘How much does the company earn in a month?’ or ‘What’s the salary range for other positions in the company?’ or ‘What’s the core development technology of the company?’
  • Don’t ask questions unrelated to the position, like specific events in the company or how the company handles lunch, or engage in casual chatter with HR.”

Author: Sim K

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