Questions to consider asking an interviewer

  • What organizational goals are being supported by this position?
  • What would my initial assignments be?
  • I have read about your company and its competitors. What makes your company unique?
  • How would you describe your company’s culture? Management style?
  • Why do you enjoy working for this company?
  • How does the organization define a successful individual?
  • What is the method of feedback/evaluation used by the organization?
  • What do you see as your organization’s strengths and weaknesses?
  • Can you describe recent projects on which a person in my position has worked?
  • What type of person tends to be successful in this position? What type of person are you looking for?
  • What qualities do you seek in new hires? What expectations do you have of new graduates?
  • How would you describe the work environment in this company?
  • Do you have a formal training program? What opportunities exist for continued training and development?
  • How does the department in which I would be working relate to other departments within the organization?
  • What are the plans for the future of my potential department and XYZ Corporation?
  • To whom would I report? Where would I fit in the organization?
  • What is the typical career path in your company for someone with my background?
  • Can you give me a sense of what proportion of my time would be spent doing each of the tasks you’ve described?
  • What is the greatest challenge currently facing the department/organization? What plans are in place for meeting this challenge?

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