What Questions to Ask During an Interview?

by / Thursday, 25 April 2019 / Published in Uncategorized

Following on from the last post (How to answer common interview questions?), one question you could be asked during an interview is ‘do you have any questions?’. Remember an interview isn’t just an opportunity for the interviewer to find out more about you but it is a chance for you to learn more about the role and company. Here you will find some examples of questions you could ask the interviewer.

 

Is this a new or existing position?

I would say this question is a great back up question for when all your questions have already been answered. It may only receive a short answer but shows the employer you’re interested in finding out more about the role. It could be a good idea thinking of a follow up question for the answer of this. For example, if the employer explains this is a new role, ask ‘what is the importance of creating this role?’.

 

Can you tell me more about the team I will be working with and reporting to?

Asking about the team will give you an idea of the types of roles within the company and how the company operates. They may explain you will be working in a small team which could be a positive for some people. Or they may indicate you will have to be reporting to a senior member frequently which is a management style that suits you. Overall this question allows you to find out how you will fit in to the company.

 

What do you expect the person in this role to accomplish in the next year?

This question is a chance for you to find out what the employer is expecting from the employee in this role. The employer will answer this by summarising their goals for this position. This answer will give you a further insight into what the role includes and what is expected from you. Therefore, you may decide that this is or isn’t what you’re looking for in a new opportunity. Also, by asking this question you show you’re thinking about the long term which is always a positive for an employer.

 

What is the culture of the company?

Depending on what’s important to you, this question could be a way of finding out the type of company you’re interviewing for. For anyone who is unsure what company culture means it’s basically the values and beliefs around the social and psychological environment in the company. Most companies now a days have a clear company culture.

 

Ask about a problem in your last role

You can try turning something you didn’t like about your previous role into a question. For example, your previous company didn’t offer training, and this is something you would like in the future, you could ask the interviewer ‘Do you offer any training?’. Using this technique to answer this question could allow you to ensure you’re improving on your previous role.

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