Smart Questions to Ask at an Interview

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2023 by Barbara RobertsonNo comments

Don’t underestimate the power of asking good questions at your interview.  Carefully selecting your interview questions will benefit you by:

Gaining more information about the role and company. 

After all an interview is a two-way process.  You need to know if you want the job.

Demonstrate that you are interested in the company and position.  

Asking appropriate questions for the position and seniority you are applying for will demonstrate your experience in the position you are applying for.

Building rapport

A questioned aimed at the hiring managers history and experience, will enable you to understand their motives and what is important to them.  This is potentially be the person you are working for, so make sure you are on the same with them. 


Here are some great questions to ask during an interview to help you learn more about the company and the role, as well as demonstrate your interest and enthusiasm:

  1. What are the top qualities that you are looking for in a successful candidate for this position?
  2. How could I impress you in the first three months?
  3. How would you describe the company culture and work environment?
  4. What is the budget / headcount responsibility in this role?
  5. What does a typical week look like in this role?  What types of projects that this team works on?
  6. What are the biggest challenges in this role?
  7. What are some of the biggest challenges that this company is currently facing?
  8. How does this company measure success, and what are the key performance indicators for this role?
  9. How does this company encourage professional development and growth opportunities?
  10. Can you tell me about a recent project or initiative that the company has undertaken and how it has impacted the business?
  11. How does this company approach work-life balance and employee wellness?
  12. Are there any other questions or concerns that you have about my qualifications or fit for this role?
  13. What do you enjoy about working here?  Have you had opportunities for growth and challenge?
  14. Where have successful employees previously progressed to?

Remember, the best questions are those that demonstrate your enthusiasm for the role and your interest in the company, while also allowing you to gather more information to help you make an informed decision.

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