We have all been in interviews and they can be awkward. Minimize your awkwardness by preparing for your interview by going through test questions with a friend so that you are sharp and ready. When interviewing there is always an area I struggled with, which is when the interviewer asks me if I have any questions for them and I quickly say no. I learned from several HR professionals that asking questions and researching the company prior to the interview will give you an advantage. Here are some questions you could ask the interviewer or panel at the end of the interview to show that you are serious about being hired.
Based on my credentials & background, do you have any reservations about my candidacy?
What are the next steps in the interview process?
Can you tell me more about the day-to-day responsibilities of this job?
What do you think are the most important qualities for someone to excel in this role?
What are your expectations for this role during the first 30 days, 60 days, year?
Describe the culture of the company.
What do you like best about working for this company?
What is the typical career path for someone in this role?
How do I compare with the other candidates you’ve interviewed for this role?