So you’ve submitted a great CV and a standout cover letter, and you’ve come through to interview stage. Done your research on the charity that you’re applying to? Read the job description thoroughly? Practiced your answers for the questions that are likely to come up? Amazing. You’re all set to go. But wait… Have you thought about what questions you’d like to ask? These often tell the recruiter a lot about you as a candidate. They’re also a great way to figure out whether you actually want the role. Here are some top questions to consider.
1. What are the current challenges that your charity is facing? How can this role help to meet them?
This question shows that you’re looking at the bigger picture and want to see the impact that you could have on the charity’s future. If possible, try to frame it in the context of what you know about their work. For example, if you’ve seen that they’ve been trying to reach donors via new channels post pandemic, ask about what has worked so far. Offer up some suggestions of what you’ve found to be effective in past roles. It’s all about showing an interest and at the same time reaffirming that you’re the right person for the role.