Questions To Ask The Interviewer

Five or six thoughtful questions will demonstrate your interest in the position. Never ask about salary and benefits during the first interview.  Try to ask something you could not just find on the organization website. Include questions about the organization and its direction as well as questions about the position itself. This is a way to demonstrate that you’ve gone beyond the website in your research.  Select a few from these choices:

  • What are the day-to-day responsibilities of this position?

  • Do you have a formal training program?

  • (If yes) How long is it and could you describe the type of training provided?

  • How will my performance be evaluated, and how often?

  • What would be a typical career path for an employee like me entering your organization?

  • To whom would I report? Under whose supervision would I be assigned?

  • What are your plans for expansion in terms of product lines, services, new branches, etc.?

  • How would you differentiate your company from your major competitors?

  • What do you consider to be the major problems facing the industry today?

  • May I talk with present and previous employees about this job and organization?

  • What do you like about working here?