This important question comes at the end of your interview. By asking this question, you show the recruiter that you are truly motivated by the job and that you are ready to move forward in the recruitment process. You can also ask the interviewer about the number of candidates applying for this position.
This will show once again that you are interested in the company and demonstrates your commitment and energy. Employers want to hire staff with ambition and enthusiasm.
This question shows that you are willing to learn and grow with the company to perform your role. This is especially important if you are applying for a job in the technology sector.
You will discover if this is a new position or if you are replacing the previous employee and the reasons for his/her departure. This gives you an overview of the employees happiness within the company as well as the possible evolution in the company.
It is crucial to have some information on your potential coworkers if you get the job, so you can get an idea of where you put your feet. The interviewer will tell you a bit about the people you will frequently interact with and will give you an overview of the business dynamics.
With this question you will be able to connect with the interviewer on a personal level. His answer will give you an insight of the company culture and the level of employee satisfaction in the company. Of course, if you are applying for a job in a start-up and the interviewer is the founder of the business, there is no need to ask that question.
This open question will give the interviewer the opportunity to tell you what exactly the company is looking for. If the interviewer mentions a skill or experience that you have, but did not mention in your CV, you have to seize the opportunity and let the recruiter know about it.