Questions you may want to ask at your interview

You have got to the interview stage, do look at our tips on how to prepare

Here we have put together some questions you might want to ask

The role

  • Can you expand on the specific responsibilities and day to day activities?
  • What would my first week look like?
  • How does this role contribute to the organisation’s success?
  • What do you want to see me accomplish in this role?

Getting to know the interviewer

  • What do you enjoy about working here?
  • Why do you like this industry?
  • What is your typical day like?
  • What have the team accomplished?
  • What goals do you have for the company?

Management Style

  • How does the company encourage employees to ask questions?
  • What is the work culture like?
  • What focus is there on work/Life Balance?
  • What benefits come with the role?
  • How often do you work out of hours?

Company reputation

  • What is the company’s mission statement?
  • Why do most employee’s leave the company?
  • How would you describe the company’s leader’s management style?
  • What are the company’s biggest challenges?
  • What do your employees say about the company?

Performance Measurements

  • How are employees recognised for their hard work?
  • How do you measure success?
  • How often do you evaluate performance?
  • What goals and timelines I am likely to be set?

Opportunities for growth

  • What advancement opportunities are there likely to be?
  • Do you have a mentor scheme in place?
  • What type of educational/training does the company offer?

Considering Covid-19

  • How did your company respond during the Covid-19 crisis?
  • How has the culture changed due to the shut down?
  • What are the homeworking facilities?
  • How do you keep the remote team motivated?
  • What will your home working policy be moving forward?
  • How has the company’s financial position been affected?

Prior to leaving

Thank you for your time and opportunity to discuss the role, it sounds like a great opportunity. What is the next step in your process? I am definitely keen to pursue this further if asked.