If you’ve ever answered “no” at the end of your interview when they ask, “do you have any questions?” you’re making a HUGE mistake. Interview questions can be daunting when you’re answering them, so luckily, this is your time to step into the shoes of the interviewer and do some digging.  The goal of an interview is to make an impression and asking smart questions is an unparalleled way to do just that. There are a million things you could ask, thus, we have handpicked 5 of the most impressive interview questions to ask an employer.

5 of the Best Interview Questions You Should Be Asking to Impress an Employer

1. Can you tell me about the team of people I would be working with?

This question shifts the focus off of you for a bit and gets the interviewer to talk about the dynamics of the team as well as company culture. Not only does it help shape your perception of the company and what it would be like to work there, it also prompts the interviewer to start thinking about how you would fit in with the established team. 

2. What does the training process look like?

The first couple weeks of a new job are crucial to whether or not there will be turnover. How an employee is trained and supported when they are getting to know a new position often plays a part in whether or not they will stay. Knowing what the training process will be like for you will ease some of the fears of being thrown in blind. It will also give you an idea of what your first couple weeks or months will look like with the company. It seems simple, but the better a company sets you up for success, the more successful you’ll be in that position.

3. What does career growth look like in this position?

If moving up in a company is a priority for you, this is a great question to ask so you know if there’s room to work towards a promotion. It also shows employers hiring for permanent work that you’re looking for a commitment and won’t just be a temporary hire. In general, people don’t like constant change. So, for permanent positions, employers like to feel secure that their potential employee is looking to settle down. 

4. What would the day-to-day look like in this role?

This is a crowd favorite question in an interview because a job description doesn’t necessarily showcase all the realities of the day-to-day responsibilities. Asking for this information allows you to put yourself in the role and think about if it would be a good fit for you. You want to make sure the role is going to be a good fit for you, not just that you’re a good fit for the role. For example, if you’re someone who doesn’t like every day to be the same, then you want to make sure the day-to-day has some variability. 

5. What’s your favorite part of working for this company?

People love sharing stories, so this question gives the interviewer an opportunity to share their experience. Not only will it show that you take interest in the company, but the interviewer themselves. It makes the interview more personal and if you can connect with them on something they say, they will have a better chance of remembering you. While the interviewer shares their story, you will also get a glimpse into the company dynamics and culture. 

Asking questions in an interview is an important part of the process, so next time you’re in an interview, aim to impress with some of these questions!

About LGC

Since 2003 LGC has been building connections between businesses with staffing needs and job seekers looking for new opportunities. Our range of solutions includes temporary and permanent placements (and everything in between) for a variety of industries. With offices located nationwide, we can tap into a dynamic pool of talented professionals. We have a passion for creating partnerships that last and work hard every day to ensure both clients and candidates reach their employment goals.