Are you preparing for a big job interview? Not only is it important to be ready to answer whatever questions you get asked but it is also crucial that you seem prepared with a list of questions yourself. Review these questions we have compiled to get some inspiration on what you would want to know about the job position you’re interviewing for.
- What are the immediate challenges of the position that need to be addressed in the first few months? What is my top priority?
- What are the duties in this job and what is the typical day like?
- What are the most important aspects of this job? How will I contribute to the organization’s goals?
- What programs will I be using?
- Training and professional development is important to me. What is the company policy on seminars, workshops, and training for employees to maintain and improve their skills?
- How did this position come to be open? What were the strengths and weaknesses of the last person who held this role? How long did they hold the role?
- What drives the organization?
- What are the common attributes of your top performers?
- What do you see ahead for the company in the next five years?
- How do you rate the competition? What are threats facing the corporation?
- Why did you choose to work here? What do you like about working here? (Do not ask what they do.)
- How would you describe corporate culture? What are the core values?
- What makes a good employee? How do people work together here?
- What can you tell me about who I report to? Will I work for more than one person? How would you describe his/her management style?
- What is your strategy for empowering employees?
- How are candidates evaluated and what is the measure of success?
- Do you see any gaps in my qualifications that I need to fill?
- Are there any reasons I am not fully qualified?
- Who do you see as the perfect candidate for this job?
Always close the interview with a thank you, what are next steps and always ask for the job! This is not the same as asking if you got the job. You can’t turn down a job offer you don’t get. Need more information on interview questions? Check out our other post about questions NOT to ask!