Interview Handbook: Questions To Ask (& Not Ask) In An Interview

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“What questions do you have for me?” can be a stressful part of an interview. But it doesn’t need to be. If you prep a few questions beforehand, it can be your time to shine and really learn what you want to know about this new opportunity to ensure it’s a mutually beneficial fit.

When the time comes for you to ask questions, pay attention to how much time is left in the interview and read the interviewer’s body language to know when to stop asking questions.

Sample Questions To Ask

  • How is success measured in this position?
  • What is the most critical objective for me to accomplish within the first 90 days in this role?
  • Are there any skills that you have been struggling to find in previous candidates?
  • How would you characterize the team’s working style and dynamics?
  • How does the company support employee growth and development?
  • How does the company foster diversity and inclusion in the workplace?
  • Are there any aspects of my experience or skills that we haven’t discussed, but you think are relevant to the role?
  • What, if any, hesitations do you have regarding my qualifications for the role?

What Not To Discuss

Avoid discussing compensation, benefits, or time off. If asked, say, “My recruiter has permission to discuss this on my behalf.” Your recruiter will discuss and negotiate benefits, pay, and time off questions with you and the client before an offer is extended.

If you’re looking for more interviewing tips, check out our Interview Handbook.


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