Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on Wednesday, May 16, 2018
It's difficult to pick a specific question. However, the most impressive questions I have received are the ones that I can tell the candidate put a lot of thought in to. As a recruiter, I often receive very generic questions. This is okay because I'd rather a candidate have at least 2-3 questions instead of zero. But I appreciate questions that tie back to the conversation we had to show the candidate was really listening to what I said. I also appreciate questions that show a genuine interest in the company and show their long-term commitment. Such as asking about my career path so they can gain an understanding of the career projection and long-term growth for an employee.
When asking questions during an interview, it is also important to understand who you are talking to. I have received questions from candidates that I am unable to answer as a recruiter because they are very specific to the job or to other information I do not have access to in my role. It's okay to ask a question that someone cannot answer but don't continue to ask similar questions if the interviewer tells you they are unable to answer.