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The Perfect Questions to Ask at the End of Your Job Interview

We've all had that moment: you reach the end of the interview and your interviewer asks if you have any questions. You sit there pretending to ponder for a moment; do I ask them how their day was? You usually just shake your head and thank them for their time. 

Asking questions at the end of the interview is actually essential. This is the time you get to see if the company works for you, not whether or not you work for the company.

Here are some key questions to ask at the end of an interview.

What are your expectations for me within the first month, two months, and year?
Asking this question will help determine whether or not you can live up to the role of the job. By seeing what your employer expects in the short term and long term, you're better able to gauge if this EHS director job is right for you. It can also reveal whether or not the employer's expectations are too high. OSHA expects one coordinator per every 60,000 workers or so in the United States; in a job like this, you need to know whether or not the employer is setting realistic goals.

Where do you see your company five years from now?
This is great if you have a lot of ambition for environmental manager jobs. You want to know whether or not the company has goals of growth in mind. Moving up in the company past entry-level industrial hygiene and safety jobs should be a desire for anyone looking for environmental manager jobs.

However, this can also reveal whether or not the company wants to truly help people. Ensure that the hiring manager's goals align with your personal motivations.

What are some of the typical challenges your company faces?
Depending on the company's clients, work locations, and overall culture, you might not be equipped to handle every challenge that comes down the line. This is also a great question to see how your potential employer handles the stress associated with the job. As you look for environmental manager jobs, each company will likely showcase strengths and weaknesses. This is a simple question to help weed out whether or not your company handles conflict in a constructive way.


Try to use at least two of these questions for the end of your interview for environmental and safety engineering jobs. You already have the skills to ensure you're a great fit for the company. This is the time you check to see if these specific jobs in occupational health are the right fit for you.

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Oct 9