In most job interviews, at some point (usually toward the end) the interviewer asks what is basically a closing question. Something like “Is there anything you want to know about the company or job?” Or simply “What do you want to ask us?”
What you probably need to know is that, by this point, they pretty much have decided whether to bring you back or not. Or maybe even hire you., barring any surprises. So odds are, whatever you choose to ask them, you are mostly just helping to leave the interview on a good note. Although there’s always a chance!
How I used the “What do you want to ask” question
As an interviewer for many years, when I asked job candidates “What do you want to ask us?” I was looking for any final clues about who they are as a person. Or what they might be like to work with. Well, and giving them a chance to clarify anything they were wondering about.
But I also realized, in many cases, by that time candidates felt like they had been through a war and were just looking to get out of there in one piece. 🙂 So, barring any major surprises, I tried not to let their performance at that point weigh too heavily.
That said, some interviewers may give your “what do you want to know” questions a lot more weight than I did. And for any of us, even the last question can turn things around — in either direction. So try to keep your energy and focus strong until you actually leave the building!