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It's not improper to ask questions to your job interviewer. In fact, some of them even encourage job applicants to ask appropriate questions. A job interview is like a two-way street where both of you can also ask and comment on something that you want clarification of or something that you may have misunderstood.
Perhaps the interviewer may appear to be grilling you with questions, but lose the thought that he is an investigator and you are the suspect. In a job interview, you are selling yourself, and the interviewer wants to be sure that he is buying the right product.
Here are some questions that you can ask the interviewer (in the right attitude, of course) in which you should expect an honest answer.
1. If hired, what is the first problem that I must attend to?
This will show you the magnitude of your responsibilities during the first few days or weeks you will be working with the company. The answer of your interviewer will also reveal to you what the company expects from you at the start of your employment.
The answer to this question will show you what you need to focus on once you're hired. You need to know the top priority for if you don't, you won't be able to focus your energies on what is really important to be successful on this job.
3. How were the past employees in this position able to succeed in their work?
This will show you how the company measures the efforts of the individual who will eventually hold the job, and if you have the necessary wares to be able to pull it.
4. What should I do next after this interview?
You should not leave the interview without asking this question. It will formally close the interview with the expectations you need to have, to be appraised of the result. You can also suggest a set day when you can follow-up the result and also ask for the interviewer's contact number. His response will show you if the interview went well or not.