When preparing for an interview, most students focus their attention on how to impress employers with their answers to each question. What they sometimes don't realize is that the questions they ask the hiring manager are just as important as their answers.
Potential candidates for a job who have no inquiries for the interviewer sometimes come off as uninterested in the position and could ultimately lose the opportunity because of their unpreparedness. Even the simplest question can at least engage the manager in a discussion and bring more life to the interview. The key is to keep the questions as clear and concise as possible, and to address concerns or topics of genuine interest.
Asking about the company culture can show an employer that employees-to-be are imagining themselves as a part of the team. Another beneficial topic to address can be the future of the company and what plans they may currently have put into action.
Ultimately, one of the best questions a job candidate can ask is, "Are you happy?" Asking the current worker of the company about his or her satisfaction in the job can tell a great deal about the job, the company and the employer.