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Top 25 questions to ask in your job interview

Posted by | March 15, 2016 | Job interview

Top 25 questions to ask in your job interview

  • What can you tell me about this job that isn’t in the description?
  • What is the key to success in this job?
  • What are your future plans for this job?
  • What are the prospects for growth for the person in this job?
  • How do people grow in this job?
  • Why is this position open? Is it a new position or a replacement for someone?
  • How long does someone typically stay in this job?
  • How often is this job open?
  • What is a typical (day, week, month, or year) for a person in this job?
  • What is the toughest time of (day, week, month, or year) for a person in the job? Why?
  • What is the key thing someone does to be successful in this job?
  • How is success in this job measured by you? By the organization?
  • What are the most important skills of the person who does this job?
  • What is the biggest challenge someone in this job faces on a daily (or weekly or monthly) basis?
  • If anyone has failed at this job, why did they fail?
  • Who does the person in this job report to?
  • Is there much travel associated with this job? Where and how often?
  • What hours are typically worked in a week for someone successful in this job? Is overtime expected or accepted?
  • What can you tell me about this organization that isn’t widely known?
  • What is the key to success in this organization?
  • How many people are in this group (department, office, and/or company)?

  • How many have joined in the last year?
  • How many people have left in the last year?
  • How long do people usually stay in this organization?
  • How do you define (or measure) “success” here?
  • How would an employee know if they were considered a success or not?
  • Does this organization promote from within?
  • How does senior management view this group?
  • Where do you see this group in five years?
  • When and how is feedback given to employees?
  • How long have you worked here?

 

  • How long have you been in this job?
  • Do you enjoy working here?
  • Why are you successful here?
  • What happens next in your process? (another round of interviews or …)
  • When will you be back in touch with me?
  • How will you get back in touch with me (telephone, email, or something else)?
  • When do you expect to make an offer?
  • When do you anticipate the person in this job will start work?
  • Who should I stay in touch with (get name, job title, and contact information)?

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