When you interview with a company, it’s important to remember that an interview is a two-way street. Yes, it’s a chance for the employer to evaluate you but it’s just as important for you to validate if the position and the company are the right fit for you. The question period at the end of the interview is the perfect time to ask any questions that you might have about the position and the company.
The question period is also an opportunity to demonstrate your interest in the role by asking thoughtful questions and showing that you’ve done your research, so always make sure you’re prepared!
There are lots of great questions out there but here are 10 to get you started.
1) How would you describe the company culture?
2) How do you measure success in this role? OR What has past success looked like in this role?
3) What are the biggest challenges someone in this position would face?
4) What other teams or departments does this position work with?
5) Do you have any employee resource groups? (a great question if you’re seeking a company that promotes diversity and inclusion)
6) I read an article about the company doing X, can you tell me more about this? (read current articles about what the company is doing to show you’ve done your research and learn more)
7) What do you like about working for the company?
8) How do you help your team grow professionally?
9) Is there anything that concerns you about my background being a fit for this role that I can address?
10) What are the next steps in the interview process?