Q is for… Have you any Questions?
The interviewer will nearly always ask if you have any questions for them. It is important to realise that they don’t always wait until the end of the interview. I have been in an interview where this has been rolled out as the second question after tell me about yourself. For me this highlighted the importance of knowing what you wanted to know about the company as there was no asking questions based on the content of the interview or saying that all the questions you had have already been covered.
Quite simply: there was nowhere to hide.
You should have a list in your journal of questions to ask – this can be a mix of questions you have previously asked, questions you realised post-interview you wish you had asked, questions you thought of while researching the company you are interviewing with.
Just make sure the answers to the questions you are asking are not readily available on their website.
Using your career journal will help you find inspiration for Interview Questions and help you prepare, practice and review your answers. This can be a great technique which is why I have chosen to use the A to Z of Interview Questions Posts as Journal Prompts. If you don’t already have a career journal this is the perfect excuse to get started.