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Five Questions to Ask at the End of a Job Interview
Episode 41715th November 2021 • The Work in Sports Podcast - Insider Advice for Sports Careers • Brian Clapp - Work in Sports
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One of the goals of this site along with the WorkInSports Podcast is providing a roadmap to getting your career started in the sports industry. That roadmap includes tips for optimizing your resume, building a network that gets you noticed, and job interview advice to land you that dream job. Today’s question addresses a crucial moment of the last point, we’ll let Janice from Illinois take it away:

“Hey Brian, I love your podcast and I am getting so much better at interviewing and network because of you. I have to admit my last two interviews I reached the end and when asked “What questions do you have for me?” I froze. I didn’t get either job and I really think I messed up this last impression. Can you help? I need ideas of what to ask and a way not to forget after a long interview!”

This is a common pitfall, you enter the job interview prepared, you’ve sold yourself with strong answers to the employer’s questions and then the table gets flipped and you are the one driving the conversation and you go silent. Regardless of how well you perform during the interview when the ball is in the employer’s court, it is expected that you will have questions for them at the end. The best questions to ask in a job interview shows the employer these two things:

  1. How interested you are in the position by showing your curiosity.
  2. How much you were listening throughout the interview.