Questions to ask at an interview

Questions you may want to ask the interviewer
What does a typical day look like?
What are the most immediate projects that need to be addressed?
What are the skills and experiences you’re looking for in an ideal candidate?
What attributes does someone need to have in order to be really successful in this position?
What are the biggest challenges that someone in this position would face?
What sort of budget would I be working with?
Is this a new role that has been created?
Why has the job become vacant?

Questions to ask about Professional Development
How will I be trained?
What training programs are available to your employees?
Are there opportunities for advancement or professional development?
Where is the last person who held this job moving on to?
Where have successful employees previously in this position progressed to?

Questions to Ask About Your Performance
What are the most important things you’d like to see someone accomplish in the first 30, 60, and 90 days on the job?
What are the performance expectations of this position over the first 12 months?
What metrics or goals will my performance be evaluated against?

Questions to Ask About the Interviewer
How long have you been with the company?
Has your role changed since you’ve been here?
What did you do before this?
Why did you come to this company?

Questions to Ask About the Company
I’ve read about the company but can you tell me more about…?
Where do you see this company in the next few years?
What can you tell me about your new products or plans for growth?
What are the current goals that the company is focused on, and how does this team work to support hitting those goals?
What gets you most excited about the company’s future?

Questions to Ask About the Team
Can you tell me about the team I’ll be working with?
Who will I work with most closely?
Who will I report to directly?
Can you tell me about my direct reports? What are their strengths and the team’s biggest challenges?
What are the common career paths in this department?

Questions to Ask About Next Steps
Is there anything that concerns you about my background being a fit for this role?
What are the next steps in the interview process?
Is there anything else I can provide you with that would be helpful?
Can I answer any final questions for you?

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