Asking Questions

When it's your turn to ask questions
This is a very important part of the interview. Your questions indicate that you have researched the company and the job, and that you understand the employer's goals.

Some Company-Related Examples
(All questions should come from the information you learned about the company during your research).

  1. Are there any big changes in the company expected in the near future?
  2. Is there room for me to progress?
  3. What are the company's priorities?
  4. Are there any particular challenges the company is working to overcome?
  5. How many employees work in my area? (Your research should have told you how many employees there are overall.)
  6. Are there benefits available? Do I have a choice of benefits? When would I be eligible for each plan?
  7. What is the company policy on vacation time?
  8. Are there any opportunities to work anywhere else in the world?

Never ask about salary

Some Job-Related Examples
(All questions should come from the information you learned about the company during your research).

  1. Is this a newly created position?
  2. Is there a formal training program? Is there someone to teach me my job?
  3. How does this job fit into the overall goals of the company?
  4. Who would be my manager?
  5. Would I be able to work from home?
  6. Do you offer flex hours?
  7. Why did the last person leave?
  8. Do you cover, or partially cover, the cost of any related courses?
  9. Will there be any overnight conferences or traveling involved?
  10. Will there be any overtime involved?
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