Good Questions to Ask an Interviewer

Company Specific Questions
  • What is the management/organizational structure like here?
  • Where do you see the company going in the next 5-7 years?
  • Can you tell me about the company's future growth plans?
  • What do you like best/least about working for this company?
  • What is the company’s culture like?
  • What is one thing you would change here?
  • What challenges are currently facing this company?
  • What is your company's competitive advantage in the industry?
  • Who is your biggest competitor and what advantages do they/you have?
  • What is the company culture like here?

  • Position Specific Questions
  • What should I expect my work schedule to be like?
  • What kind of work should I expect to be doing the first year?
  • What do you enjoy most about working here?
  • What are some of the challenges a person in this position should expect to face?
  • Can you describe a typical day/week/month in this position?
  • Is this a new position or am I replacing someone?
  • What happened to the prior person in this position?
  • What does typical turnover look like in this position?
  • Can I talk with the last person who held this position or one of his/her peers?
  • Can you describe your ideal employee for this position?
  • What challenges are you currently facing as a manager?
  • How does this position contribute to the department and company overall?

  • Evaluation/Training/Advancement
  • How will performance in this position be measured?
  • What opportunities does the company offer for employees to maintain and improve their skills?
  • What career paths are available for people in this position?
  • Is there a formal training program for new hires?

  • Benefits
  • What type of benefits (bonuses, vacation days, sick time, health insurance etc) do you offer?
  • What is your policy regarding sick days?
  • Are people allowed to work remotely?
  • How much travel is expected?

  • Interview Follow Up
  • Are there any gaps in my qualifications that I can improve on?
  • If I am offered this position, when would you like me to start?
  • Will I be hearing from you or should I contact you?
  • What are the next steps in the interview process?
  • What is the time line for getting back to candidates about the next steps for this position?






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