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Questions You Could Ask at the Interview

To supplement information obtained prior to the interview, you need to ask additional questions during the interview. The questions, however, should be pertinent to the position and show your enthusiasm and knowledge. By asking intelligent, well-thought-out questions, you show the employer you are serious about the organization and need more information. It also indicates to the recruiter that you have done your homework.

Examples are:

  • Do you have a copy of the detailed job description?
  • What do you see as the priorities for someone in this position?
  • Would you be able to describe a typical day on the job?
  • What would be a typical first-year assignment?
  • What training programs do you have available for your employees?
  • What level of responsibility could I expect in this position?
  • What qualities do you look for in new employees?
  • Is there a typical career path for a person in this position?
  • How are employees evaluated and promoted?
  • What is a realistic timeframe for promotion?
  • Does the company have a promotion-from-within policy?
  • What are the company's plans for the future?
  • What do you see as the greatest threat to the organization?
  • What/where are the greatest opportunities for the organization
  • How would you describe your organization's management style and working environment?
  • What do you like most about your organization?
  • Why is this position available? (Is it a new job or where did the former occupant go?)