Curtain call: “Do you have any questions?”

When preparing for an interview, it is very easy to get yourself caught up in the work of practicing answers to the questions you might be asked pertaining to the company, the industry and the role.  But don’t forget to have your own questions.  

Many students don’t want to bother their busy interviewers with questions.  But, what you need to understand is that not asking questions can be misunderstood as a signal that you lack interest in the position and/or lack preparation for the interview. 

To prepare questions that can signal your professionalism and excitement about the role, spend time researching the company to better understand the role, what it means on a day-to-day basis, as well as conducting deeper research into the industry and trends affecting the organization. Generating just a few thoughtful questions that go beyond the next steps in the interview can also assist you in determining whether the role is the right fit for you.

Check out these articles and resources to get you started in preparation for your interview and schedule an appointment with your coach here in Handshake to discuss how to craft strong questions for your interview. 

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By W. P. Carey Career Services Center
W. P. Carey Career Services Center