Chapter 24

Your own questions

Interviews are always a two-way process. Not preparing your own questions for the end of an interview is a common and significant interview mistake.

There aren’t many interviews that conclude without the candidate being asked, ‘Do you have any questions for me/us?’ Almost all interviewers will give you a chance to ask questions and you should use this as an opportunity to further demonstrate your interest and enthusiasm. If you don’t then you’ll come across as passive and uninterested.


A recent survey showed that 29 per cent of recruiters stated that the candidate not asking questions or asking poor questions at the end of the interview was sufficient reason for the recruiter to fail them.

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