Contrary to what many people think (employers and candidates alike), an interview is a two way street. It’s as much for the candidates’ benefit as it is for the employers’. In order for an interview to be meaningful for both parties, there must be an open exchange of information.
This is an area where many candidates fail to impress. Most are prepared to answer questions, but many are unprepared to ask questions of their own. Before you begin the interview process, you should prepare a short list of questions. When you secure an interview, you should add questions to that list which are specific to the employer and/or role.
Unless you are simply looking for a paycheck, the interview process is your opportunity to make sure the employer/role is the right fit for you. Without an open exchange of information, it’s no longer an interview it’s an interrogation.