Questions to ask the Interviewer

 

You will be given the opportunity to ask your interviewer some questions, make these count! 

Ask about the role, training, and opportunities for you and the future growth of the Company. 

We have put together some examples of questions you could ask the interviewer in order to get more information about the role and the Company.

Asking these questions could also give you the opportunity to highlight your skills and experience further as you relate to their answers showing the employer why you are a great match for the job. 

Can you tell me more about the day-to-day responsibilities of this job? 
By asking what your day-to-day responsibilities would be it will enable you to gain insight to what specific skills and strengths are needed. You can decide if you think you will be suited to this role and if this is the job you really want. 


 What do you think are the most important qualities for someone to excel in this role?

This question can often lead to valuable information that’s not in the job description. It can help you learn about the company culture and expectations so you can show that you are a good fit.
 
What are your expectations for this role during the first 30 days, 60 days, year?
Find out what your employer’s expectations are for the person in this position.
 
Describe the culture of the company.
Are you a good fit for this particular organization? Make sure you are comfortable with the culture and the dynamic of the company.
 
Where do you think the company is headed in the next 5 years?
If you plan to be in this role for several years, make sure the company is growing so you can grow with the company.
 

What are the biggest opportunities facing the company/department right now?
This question shows your drive to seize opportunity and may help you learn more about where the company will be focusing over the next several months.
 
What are the biggest challenges facing the company/department right now?
On the flip side, you may want to ask about challenges. This question can help you uncover trends and issues in the industry and perhaps identify areas where your skills could save the day.
 
What do you like best about working for this company?
Ask about your interviewer’s personal experience for additional insight into the company’s culture.
 
What is the typical career path for someone in this role?
This question can help you learn whether the company promotes from within, and how career advancement works within the organization. By asking the question, you show your interest in growing with the organization — just be careful not to phrase it in a way that sounds too self-serving (i.e. When can I expect a raise and a promotion?).
 
How do I compare with the other candidates you’ve interviewed for this role?
This is a slightly risky choice. You don’t want to put the interviewer in an awkward position. However, if things are going well and you’ve built a strong rapport, this question can help you see if there are any concerns or issues that you could address to show why you’re the 
best person for the job.
 
What are the next steps in the interview process?
This question shows that you are eager to move forward in the process. It will also help you gain important information about the timeline for hiring so that you can 
follow up appropriately.
 
Remember: Don’t ask about salary or benefits just yet. Wait until you are in the final steps of the interview process to negotiate with the hiring manager or an HR representative.

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