10 Answers to the interview question: “Do you have any questions”: a lighter look

"Sally Balwin"

Recruitment | HR | Business Development

Job interviews can be quite stressful for both the Candidates and the Interviewer.  As the Interviewer, you are coached to ask open questions in order to get candidates to provide information to help with decision making.  At some point in most job interviews, the Interviewer will ask candidates if they have any questions.  Here are ten answers to this question, candidates have provided:

  1. “If you were a fruit, what fruit would you be?” Megan Garnett, Articulate Leadership Team, Articulate Communications Inc
  2. “What do you want me to do if I cannot walk to work if it’s raining?  Can you pick me up?” Christine Pechstein, Career Coach
  3.  “Can we wrap this up fairly quickly?  I have someplace I have to go.”  Bruce Campbell, VP of Marketing, Clare Computer Solutions
  4. “What is your company’s policy on Monday absences?”  Campbell
  5. “If this doesn’t work out can I call you to go out sometime?”  Christine Bolzan, Founder of Graduate Career
  6. “How big do the bonuses really get once you make associate?  I hear it is some serious cash.”  Bolzan
  7. “When you do background checks on candidates, do things like public drunkenness arrests come up?” Bolzan
  8. “So, how much do they pay you for doing these interviews?”  Jodi R. R. Smith, Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting
  9. “Can I bring my bike into the interview with me?  I’m nervous it might get stolen from Reception.” Anon
  10. “Can I just phone my Mum to check if there are any questions I should ask?”  Anon

As an interviewer, be prepared!