A frequent doubt that students encounter is whether they should ask something at the end of the interview. We recommend that you do not ask any questions unless specifically asked to do so. It is not necessary for you to ask a question. You should not feel pressurized to come up with something intelligent.
Now if you are asked to pose a question in mind, you need to make sure that you do not ask questions that are too obvious or questions where it is possible to find out the answers through your own initiative.
Let’s take up some examples in this case and understand what kind of questions qualify as good and bad ones.
- Bad Questions:
- Questions pertaining to the evaluation process, weightage attached to the interview.
- Questions which are too personal.
- Some Acceptable Questions:
- What are the opportunities of lateral learning in this school?
- What are the key challenges students are expected to overcome to be successful?
- Is it possible to get an opportunity to be exposed to cross-functional domains and learning?
As you can see from the above illustrations, the acceptable questions focus on learning and professional development. These questions exhibit a positive and pro-active attitude, something you need to showcase in the interview.