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Good Interview Questions Ask the Interviewer During An Interview

Filed in Job by on March 3, 2021

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While some interviews may feel more like interrogations, they shouldn’t. Remember, an interview is a two-way street. Your potential employer is asking you questions to learn about you and your skills. But they are being interviewed by you as much as you are by them.

Still not sure what to ask? In this article, we have some proven examples of good questions to ask in an interview below.

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Basic Questions to be asked by the Interviewer

  1. Tell me a little about yourself.
  2. What are your biggest weaknesses?
  3. What are your biggest strengths?
  4. Where do you see yourself in five years?
  5. Out of all the candidates, why should we hire you?
  6. How did you learn about the opening?
  7. Why do you want this job?
  8. What do you consider to be your biggest professional achievement?
  9. How would you handle an irate customer?
  10. Describe your dream job.
  11. What kind of work environment do you like best?
  12. Do you have leadership skills? Explain.

Good Interview Questions to Ask the Interviewer

First, make sure you have a handle on exactly what the day-to-day responsibilities of the job will be—both now and in the future.

  1. What does a typical day look like?
  2. What are the most immediate projects that need to be addressed?
  3. Can you show me examples of projects I’d be working on?
  4. What are the skills and experiences you’re looking for in an ideal candidate?
  5. What attributes does someone need to have in order to be really successful in this position?
  6. What types of skills is the team missing that you’re looking to fill with a new hire?
  7. What are the biggest challenges that someone in this position would face?
  8. What sort of budget would I be working with?
  9. Is this a new role that has been created?
  10. Do you expect the main responsibilities for this position to change in the next six months to a year?
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Good Interview Questions to Ask About Training and Professional Development

Think of each new job not just as a job, but as the next step on your path to career success. Will this position help you get there?

  1. How will I be trained?
  2. What training programs are available to your employees?
  3. Are there opportunities for advancement or professional development?
  4. Would I be able to represent the company at industry conferences?
  5. Where is the last person who held this job moving on to?
  6. Where have successful employees previously in this position progressed to?

Questions to Ask About the Company

Why not learn a little bit about where you might work. Because a job isn’t just about your day-to-day to-do list.

  1. I’ve read about the company’s founding, but can you tell me more about…?
  2. Where do you see this company in the next few years?
  3. What can you tell me about your new products or plans for growth?
  4. What are the current goals that the company is focused on, and how does this teamwork support hitting those goals?
  5. What gets you most excited about the company’s future?

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Questions to Ask About the Team

The people you work with day in and day out can really make or break your work life. Ask some questions to uncover whether it’s the right team for you.

  1. Can you tell me about the team I’ll be working with?
  2. Who will I work with most closely?
  3. Who will I report to directly?
  4. Can you tell me about my direct reports? What are their strengths and the team’s biggest challenges?
  5. Do you expect to hire more people in this department in the next six months?
  6. Which other departments work most closely with this one?
  7. What are the common career paths in this department?

Now that you are prepared with strong questions to ask in an interview, don’t forget to practice aloud to help build confidence when the big day rolls around.

CSN Team.

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