Most people go into an interview expecting to answer a whole host of questions, but should it be one sided? Definitely not. The best interviews allow for back and forth communication so both sides can sense the best direction to pursue. Here are some key questions to determine if you are a good fit for the position and show your level of interest.
- What does a typical day look like for this position?
- What skills or attributes could I work on to align with people who are successful in this position?
- What resources will I have access to for continued learning and personal development?
- What skills is the team lacking that you would hope to fill with a new hire?
- How does this position contribute to the overall company success?
- What does the onboarding and training process look like?
- What opportunities for career development exist in-house?
- Where have successful employees in this position progressed to?
- What milestones would you like to see me achieve by 30, 60 & 90 day marks? (A good alternate to this question is “How will you know if I have been successful after a year with the company?”)
- How often do I have a performance review and what metrics are involved?
5 Bonus Questions
The 10 questions above will help you better connect with the position and the expectations. If you thought those were good, here are 5 more questions that will help gather insight into the company culture and the direction you can expect to experience.
- How long have you worked here and what is your favorite part about working here?
- What new programs are in the works and what is the projected company growth?
- How do team members get to know each other and build relationships?
- Do people in different departments ever do things together?
- How has the company changed since you started here?