While every interview is different, there are usually a few questions that you can typically expect to be asked.

At this point, you’re probably familiar with the famous “so, do you have any questions for me?”. You have also most likely been advised to not simply say “no” in response. In other words, you should always have a question to ask. But what exactly should you be asking if you don’t actually have a question?

Look no further, because we’ve compiled a list of “pocket questions” to have on hand so you’ll be able to handle this situation with ease.

Possible Questions to Ask an Employer:

It’s best to ask questions that will tell you more about the role you could possibly be jumping into, as well as questions that will lead to a larger conversation. Avoid questions that require a simple yes or no answer as they can create a dead end. Some of the below questions can even be used as a follow up question to the one before it.

What are some company goals within the next year?

What would you say is the number one goal you would like to see this role achieve?

What is the management structure?

Who would I be working with directly?

How big is the team? Are you looking to expand?

How would you describe the office culture?

What’s your favorite thing about the office?

Bonus Questions to Ask Before You Get Up to Leave: 

Be aware of the company’s interview process by asking questions about next steps. This way you can take a proactive stance while expressing interest in the position. You can also learn what the company considers to be appropriate in terms of follow up so you will know exactly how to proceed.

What are the next steps?

When should I expect to hear from you?

Do you have a business card I can take?

What’s the best way to follow up?

Lastly, always finish with a firm handshake and expresses your gratitude for the opportunity to interview!