Getting prepped for a job interview means laying out the right clothes, practicing your hand shake, and researching the company. But it's also about what you ask. In this Smart Woman we let you know the best question to lay on your future employer.
"Do you have any questions for me?" It's the one question you are guaranteed to have to answer. Even if you have had a successful interview so far, if you reply incorrectly the employer could assume you have no real interest in the job and your candidacy is over. Vanessa Welch has two interview questions that you can ask that will speak volumes. The interview is almost over; you just have to reply to one last question.
"Now, the ubiquitous, do you have any questions for me?" This question can make or break an otherwise successful interview. So to snag that job…
"Ask them about their history with the company, growth, and development opportunities." Said, hiring manager, Libby Felchle. This question shows you are career-minded and that you want to grow with the company.
Also ask, "What projects can I contribute to right away?" When you ask this question, you let the employer know that you will find a way to help as soon as possible. It also gives you the chance to sell yourself as someone who can help on those projects. And remember, "There's never a bad time to ask questions."