12 Essential Questions To Ask In Your Job Interview

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An interview is a two-way street. Your potential employer is asking you questions to learn about you and your skills. Then, it’s your turn to ask questions about the position, the company, and your boss. The key is to ask the right kind of questions. The type of questions you chose to ask your interviewer should stem from what you need to know in order to fully evaluate the position.

So, when the inevitable, “So, do you have any questions for us?” part of the interview comes, you need to be prepared! Use this list to make sure you’ve covered all your bases. We definitely don’t suggest asking all of them —some of this stuff will be covered during the course of your interview, and if you think of other questions you can ask them as you go.

Here are some interview question prompts:

  1. What do the day-to-day responsibilities of the role look like?
  2. What’s your favorite part about working at the company?
  3. What are the current goals that the company is focused on, and how does this team support hitting those goals?
  4. What is the typical work week?
  5. What are the prospects for growth and advancement?
  6. What types of skills is the team missing that you’re looking to fill with a new hire?
  7. What are the biggest challenges that someone in this position would face?
  8. What are the most important things you’d like to see someone accomplish in the first 30, 60, and 90 days on the job?
  9. What metrics or goals will my performance be evaluated against?
  10. What are the next steps in the interview process?
  11. Is there anything else I can provide you with that would be helpful?
  12. Can I answer any final questions for you?

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