Remember: Asking questions not only helps you learn more about a position, it also is one key area used by most employers to evaluate candidates during an interview…
§ How would you describe the responsibilities of the position?
§ What exactly would you like to have me accomplish in this position?
§ When you think about people who tend to do well in this job, what kind of qualities do they have?
§ How would you describe a typical week/day in this position?
§ How will my leadership responsibilities and performance be measured? And by whom? How often?
§ What promotional opportunities are available within your company?
§ Can you discuss your take on the company’s corporate culture?
§ How would you characterize the management philosophy of this organization? Of your department?
§ What do you think is the greatest opportunity facing the organization in the near future? The biggest threat?
§ What challenges might I expect to encounter on this job (efficiency, quality control, declining profits, internal policies, and evaluation)?
§ What opportunities are there for professional development?
§ Whom do I report to? Tell me a little about these people?
§ How many people work in this office/department?
§ How does one advance in the company?
§ What do you like about working here?
§ What don’t you like about working here and what would you change?
§ Would you like a list of references?
§ Do you have any questions about my qualifications?
§ May I have a tour of the office/facility/plant?
§ What prompted you to become a part of this company or start this business in the beginning?
§ If there will be a few days before I start work, could I come in and observe?