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More questions to ask the interviewer
- What are the day-to-day responsibilities of this job?- What challenges might I encounter if I were to take this position?
- What are the first projects to be addressed? / What are the priorities you’d like addressed in the first six months to a year?
- What major issue(s) is the functional group facing right now?
- Are there any gaps or improvement opportunities in particular you are looking to address?
- What do you consider the five most important day-to-day responsibilities of this job? Why?
- What personality traits do you consider critical to success in this job?
- How is performance measured? Based on the individual or a team measurement?
- What might be a logical or natural career path/progression for someone in this role?
- Assuming I excelled in the position, what opportunities for growth and development might I expect?
- Do you have any concerns with my ability to do the job and fit in?
- How do my skills compare to those of other candidates you’re considering?
- What is the timetable for filling the position?
- What are the next steps in the interview process?
- Will you be contacting all candidates regardless of the outcome?
- What key results do you expect out of someone in this position?
- What are the main challenges this job entails?
- Why is this position open at this point in time?
- What results do you like someone in this position to achieve in six months?
- How many people have held this position over the past three years?
- How much independence would I have in making decisions?
- What options do I have for advancement?
- What key factors contribute to success in this job?
- Are there any major changes due to take place at the company in the near future?
- How would you like the new person to do things differently from the person who had this position earlier?
- What factors have been responsible for the company's success in the past?
- How would you describe the responsibilities of the position?
- How would you describe a typical week/day in this position?
- Is this a new position? If not, what did the previous employee go on to do?
- What is the company's management style?
- Who does this position report to? If I am offered the position, can I meet him/her?
- How many people work in this office/department?
- How much travel is expected?
- Is relocation a possibility?
- What is the typical work week? Is overtime expected?
- What are the prospects for growth and advancement?
- How does one advance in the company?
- Are there any examples?
- 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?
- If I am extended a job offer, how soon would you like me to start?
- What can I tell you about my qualifications?
- When can I expect to hear from you?
- Are there any other questions I can answer for you?
Interview Questions NOT to Ask
- What does this company do? (Do your research ahead of time!)
- If I get the job when can I take time off for vacation? (Wait until you get the offer to mention prior commitments)
- Can I change my schedule if I get the job? (If you need to figure out the logistics of getting to work don't mention it now...)
- Did I get the job? (Don't be impatient. They'll let you know.)
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