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Questions to Ask Interviewers

Toward the end of the job interview, most interviewers ask if the applicant has any questions for the interviewer.  Applicants should ask questions at this point.  Avoid salary and benefit questions until you are offered a position.  At this time, focus on questions about the organization and position.  Sample questions might include the following:   

  • What do you look for in applicants?
  • What continuing education and supervision is provided?
  • In what directions do you see your organization going in the near future?
  • What are some current challenges here?
  • What do you like most about your work here?
  • I noticed on your website that _______.  Could you tell me more about that?
  • What makes a successful employee in your organization?
  • How would I be evaluated?
  • Earlier in the interview you mentioned ____.  Could you tell me more about that?
  • What's a normal work week like?
  • Can you provide me with information about the workplace culture?
  • Is there other information I can provide you?
  • What is your timetable for making a hiring decision?
  • What are the specific duties required?
  • What advice would you have for someone new to your organization?
  • What are priorities for the person in this position to accomplish in the next year?