The interview is the ideal time to find out more about the company you want to work for. The correct questions will help you determine if this is the right fit for you. At the same time, it also helps you appear interested in the position, and shows your overall attitude to the employer. An interested specialist is very likely to ask industry-specific questions. Most candidates will ask about business processes, and the questions that help to clarify bold statements, like “We’re the best in the field”, “We have a great corporate culture” and other generic. You can find other general questions below:
How would you describe the position?
What are the day-to-day activities for position?
What would your ideal candidate be like?
What are your concerns about my qualifications?
What is the key skill for the position?
What advice would you give to a person applying for this position?
Is there a possibility for horizontal movement in the company?
Who is my supervisor?
The Big Picture
What is the key to the company’s success, in your opinion?
Did the company reach the targets the last year?
What are the company’s long-term goals?
How does the company do to reach the long-term goals?
What is the main challenge for the company from your perspective?
What is the work culture in the company?
Would you personally call the company socially responsible?
What do you think about the internal communication in the company?
How often do people in the office have lunch together?
What do you like the most about working here?
What would you like to change about the company?
How would you describe an average day at the company?
To what extent are the business processes supported by the information systems?
How do colleagues exchange knowledge in the company?
When do you leave the office?
How often do you look for new staff?
HR and Personal Development
Why do people usually leave the company?
For how long do people usually stay at this position?
How is the performance assessed?
What training does the company provide?
What are the next steps in the recruiting?
When can I expect to hear back from you?
When would you like me to start?