12 Great Questions to Ask During an Interview

Job interviews might feel like one big interrogation, but you should actually be prepared to pick the interviewer’s brain as well! Having a solid set of questions prepared for your interview can make all the difference. Keep reading to see what we suggest asking!


Business meeting


1. What is currently the company’s biggest goal, and how would I be able to help achieve it?

A question like this shows that you’re thinking ahead. This will also help you gain an understanding of what will be expected of you in the position.


2. What kinds of characteristics would the ideal candidate for this role possess?

The skills and experience you need are already listed in the job description, but what about character traits? Here’s your chance to find out.


3. Is there anything missing from my resume that you were hoping to see?

Use this as an opportunity to address any concerns they may have about your experience. If anything, this is valuable feedback for future interviews!


4. What is a typical day like for somebody in this position?

The best way to picture yourself in the role your interviewing for is to understand what your day to day tasks will be.


5. What kinds of challenges do people in this role typically face?

Not only does this highlight your problem solving skills, but it’s also always good to understand what types of complications you’ll be expected to handle.


6. What are the immediate projects that I would work on?

Thinking ahead is a major plus! You’ll also want to make sure these projects are right up your alley before jumping to accept the position.




7. Is there potential for advancement in the company?

Ideally, you’ll want to find a company that has room for growth.


8. How does the company measure success?

Knowing what a company considers a success will help you understand how to meet their goals.


9. Can you tell me about the people I’ll be working with?

Get an idea of whether you’ll be working in a team, what their current challenges are, and how they work together.


10. How would you describe the work culture?

Only you know what kind of environment you thrive best in! Understand what the culture is like before locking down your decision to accept an offer.


11. What is your favorite part about working here?

Now your interviewer will get the chance to share their own experiences. A great way to make the interview more conversational!


12. What is the next step in this process?

Maybe you’ll have to be invited back for another round of interviews, or maybe you’ll hear back about a offer within the next week. It’s good to be prepared!


Do you feel prepared for your next interview? Leave us your questions and feedback in the comments below!





Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  1. Anthony says:

    Thank you for these questions. It is very helpful, as I am a current College student….

  2. Sim says:

    This is great…very helpful advice

  3. Maria says:

    My only question is, when may I begin.

Popular Articles
9 Study Hacks to Help You Nail Your Next Exam

9 Study Hacks to Help You Nail Your Next Exam

Exams in college are inevitable, but that doesn't mean everybody will hunker down for a thorough study session before their big test. After all, studying can Read More…
9 Books to Add to Your Winter Reading List

9 Books to Add to Your Winter Reading List

We can't think of anything cozier than curling up indoors with a good book on a cold winter day. If you're on the same page as Read More…
11 Best Questions to Ask at Your Next Interview

11 Best Questions to Ask at Your Next Interview

You've made it past all the standard job interview questions -- like "Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?" and "Where do you see Read More…
5 Expenses You Might Be Able to Cut Back On

5 Expenses You Might Be Able to Cut Back On

Brought to You by our Partners at College Ave Student Loans It's a well-known fact that one of the best ways to save more is to spend less. Unfortunately, Read More…
The College Juice © 2018