How you interview companies makes a huge impact on the impression made to interviewers. Interviews are your time to learn information not found on the internet. As a result, every conversation is an opportunity to ask your questions. Here are examples:
Questions about the Position:
- Who will be my direct supervisor?
- What are the three or four most important factors that you will consider when evaluating my direct supervisor?
- Tell me about someone in this position who did a terrific job and what made them terrific?
- Seems like you been looking to fill this position since *(date)*. What has been lacking in the candidates to date?
Company Growth Interview Questions:
- How much did the company grow last year? What are the growth plans for the next 18 months? (employees and locations)?
- What percentage of people in this position were promoted last year?
- What do you think are the company’s SWOT (strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats)? And how long have you had this opinion?
- Who are your biggest competitors?
Company Culture Interview Questions:
- Why did you choose to work here?
- Based on Glassdoor, I saw that *(fill in the blank)* has been a concern for employees. What actions has management taken regarding this issue?
- What is the employee turn-over rate: company-wide and for this position?
- Because employees always want more benefits/perks than the company can afford. If you had the budget and were the decision-maker, what would be the next benefit or perk that you would add? Why?
- Tell me a story of something that would happen at your company and not anywhere else.