Interviews aren’t just for hiring managers to grill you; they’re also for you to determine whether a position is right for you. Therefore, you should ask your own questions and interview preparation is important.

It is crucial that you tailor these questions to the specific opportunity, or ask questions that are relevant and specific to the position, company or role.

Below is a list of 10 questions you can ask in an interview to get you started.

  • What are the biggest challenges someone in this position would face?
  • Do you expect the key responsibilities for this position to change in the next six months to a year?
  • What kind of feedback can I get during my first few months here, and whom will I be getting it from?
  • What are the most important things you’d like to see someone accomplish in this role in the first few months on the job?
  • What’s the typical career path for someone in this position?
  • Can you give me some insight into the organizational structure at the company? Do you expect any changes in the next 6 months?
  • Does the team work cross-functionally? How much collaboration is there between different departments?
  • What were some of the biggest changes in your team in the last 6 months and  what’s your favourite part about working here?
  • I’ve read about the company’s background, but can you tell me more about any recent significant company development?
  • How does the company ensure its upholding its values?

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