Questions to Ask Every Potential Employer at a Job Interview

Questions to Ask Every Potential Employer at a Job Interview

During the job search, you know you’re going to get hit with some hard interview questions. However, do you have some hard questions of your own for the potential employer? If not, you should.

Not only does this demonstrate enthusiasm for the job, but it helps you better assess the opportunity, so you can make an informed choice about accepting the offer or not.

To help you in the process, here are some questions to ask a hiring manager or potential employer during an interview.

Questions About the Job

These questions will help you to gain more insight into the position and the day-to-day duties you’d be responsible for. This will paint a clearer picture of the job and what it would be like each day at work:

  • What are the biggest challenges that come with the role?
  • What does the training process look like for this position?
  • How are success and progress in this job measured?
  • Can you talk about some of the specific projects I’d be working on if hired?
  • Is this a new role or an existing one? Will it evolve over time?

Questions About the Company

Besides finding out if you’re a fit for the job, you want to ensure the company’s culture is a fit for your personality and career goals and that they offer a healthy and happy place to work. To do that, ask questions such as:

  • How would you describe the company culture?
  • What do you like most about working here? Least?
  • Does the company invest in training or mentoring?
  • If I was hired, what advice would you offer me on the first day?
  • Where do you see the company headed in the next two to three years?

There are many other questions you can ask. However, these offer a few that can inspire you to come up with a list of your own. Whatever you do, don’t avoid asking questions. It’s just as important for you to ask questions during the job interview to ensure there is a good match between you and the opportunity.

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