Job interviews are a two-way street, with both you and the interviewer asking questions to see if this is a good match. When it’s time for you to ask the questions, remember that you can use the same ones they asked you.
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Not word for word, of course, or if the question isn’t relevant to the company. But as Debra Benton points out on the Personal Branding Blog, whatever they asked you is probably something they’re interested in.
If they have asked, “Tell me about yourself,” later on in the conversation you can as, “I’ve read about your company, talked with people, know you have a great reputation…but you’re on the inside, tell me about the company from your experience?” If they have asked, “What are your strengths and weaknesses,” later on you can ask, “What are you proudest of in the organisation now….and what are the biggest areas you want to see change in?”
If you don’t want to seem like you’re aping the interviewer, add in other important questions to ask the company, such as how it supports your core values.
Anything They Ask You, You Can Ask Them in a Job Interview [Personal Branding Blog]