Originally published on GenTwenty.com
So, you’ve landed an interview for your dream role, at a company you’d love to work for. Now all you need to do is convince your interviewer that you’re the perfect fit for the position.
When preparing for a promising interview, you’re likely to anticipate what questions you’ll be asked by your interviewer, crafting thoughtful responses to give when prompted. But many job seekers tend to overlook an important element of the interview that might not seem like a big deal, but could actually make or break you.
I’m talking about the dreaded, “Do you have any questions?” part of the interview. It’s a question that gets asked just as you’re about to wrap things up — when you just want the interview to be over already. Most job seekers are already aware that it’s inappropriate to bring up the salary, benefits, or vacation days at this time (and if you didn’t, now you do). But what many applicants overlook is the fact that not asking any questions makes you look just as bad.
When an interviewee doesn’t ask any questions, it can lead the hiring manager to think that the applicant is not particularly interested in the company.