Walking into an interview can be nerve-wracking. We spend an abundance of time preparing ourselves for the questions directed at us, that we forget about preparing for the questions we should ask.
Here is a carefully curated list of questions that will assist you in understanding everything you need to know about the job opportunity.
1. Can you tell me more about the day-to-day responsibilities of the role?
2. Where do you think the company is headed in the next five years?
3. Can you describe the working culture of the organization?
4. What are the most immediate projects that need to be addressed?
5. Can you show me examples of projects I’d be working on?
6. What are the skills and experiences you’re looking for in an ideal candidate?
7. What attributes does someone need to have in order to be really successful in this position?
8. Are there opportunities for advancement or professional development?
9. Is there a structured internal training program?
10. What training programs are available to your employees?
11. Can you tell me more about the team I would be working in?
12. Where have successful employees previously in this position progressed to?
13. What’s your favourite office tradition?
14. What’s different about working here than anywhere else you’ve worked?
15. Is there anything that concerns you about my background being a fit for this role?
16. What are the next steps in the interview process?
17. Is there anything else I can provide you with that would be helpful?
18. Do you expect to hire more people in this department in the next six months?
19. Can you tell me about my direct reports? What are their strengths and the team’s biggest challenges?
20. Which other departments work most closely with this one?
21. What sort of budget would I be working with?
22. Is this a new role or replacement hire?
These are some questions that you might want to ask to determine if this job matches you well. Share this with someone who might need it!
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