More Sample Interview Questions

So you know how, when, and why to ask questions during your interview, but you need more examples to build your list of 10 to 15 questions.

Well, we just happen to have those examples.  Remember, not all of the 12 questions listed below might be applicable to your situation.  However, most of them are, and you can tailor them to fit your needs.  In addition, they might give you ideas for other questions to ask, as well.

Below are 12 more sample interview questions:

  1. What are the most important responsibilities of the job?
  2. To whom will I report and what is their background?
  3. Will I mainly inherit projects or initiate them?
  4. Is this a team environment or an individual contributor role?
  5. What is the most important thing I can do to help your firm in the first 90 days of my employment?
  6. Why did my predecessor leave—or is this a new position?
  7. What criteria will be used to evaluate my performance?
  8. Is there a formal evaluation process?
  9. Will I have subordinates?  If so, what are their strengths/weaknesses?
  10. What aspects of my background make me right or wrong for this position?
  11. What will my work setting be like—private office, common area, etc.?
  12. How much will I be expected to travel?

Remember, it’s nearly impossible to get ALL of the information you want during the interview.  That’s yet another reason why receiving an offer is of paramount importance.  Once you receive the offer, you can easily get any reasonable information that you request.

(For more information about successfully preparing for YOUR next interview, download a copy of Dan Simmons’s e-Book, Put Your Best You Forward: Simple Steps to a Successful Interview.)

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