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Questions to Ask Interviewers

One of the last parts of the interview will allow you to ask some questions of the interviewer. This is your opportunity to determine if the position and company are the right fit for you.

Don’t ever say, "I don’t have any questions." This may be interpreted as disinterest in the job.

Prepare questions ahead of time and write them down. Bring your questions to the interview.

Use the information you gathered through research to help you formulate questions specific to the company and job.

Sample questions to ask in a interview:

  • In my first 6 months of the job, what would be the priorities for me to accomplish?
  • What challenges might I encounter on the job?
  • How is performance evaluated? How often?
  • What are the most important qualities a person needs to succeed in this position?
  • Describe the training for the position and opportunities for continued professional growth?
  • Describe your work environment?
  • I read a recent press release on your web site about your new xyz initiative, tell me more……
  • Are there opportunities for advancement and promotion within the organization?
  • What do you enjoy most about working for ABC company?
  • What does a typical day in this position entail?
  • If you could change one thing about the organization what would it be?
  • What do you consider to be the organizations strengths and weaknesses?
  • For supervisor: What is your supervisory / management style?


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