The Best Questions to Ask Interviewers

Read our list of the best questions to ask during an interview.

Questions to Ask Interviewers

June 2nd, 2020

During a job interview, the interviewer will typically allow the candidate to ask questions. Not only is this a good opportunity to learn about the role and the company, but also to impress the interviewer with your interest in the position.

Questions about the position:

  1. What are some projects that the department is working on?
  2. Can you describe a typical day working in this role?
  3. What type of person are you looking for to fill this role?
  4. Can you expand on what the role requires?
  5. What would my hours look like in this role?

Questions about the company:

  1. How would you describe the company culture?
  2. What are some of the company's goals for the next few years?
  3. Which projects is the company currently working on?
  4. How would you describe the management style at this company?
  5. Does the company invest in ongoing training for employees?

Questions about expectations:

  1. What would you expect me to achieve in my first month/year?
  2. Do you expect me to be taking courses in my free time?
  3. Is overtime allowed/expected?
  4. Can you explain the performance review process?
  5. How does the company measure success?

Questions about the interviewer:

  1. How long have you worked here?
  2. How often do coworkers meet outside of the office?
  3. What changes have you seen in the company since you started working here?
  4. What do you enjoy most about working here?
  5. How has the company supported your career goals?

Questions about the next steps:

  1. Do you need anything from me to continue the interview process?
  2. What are the next steps in the interview process?
  3. Is there anything that concerns you about my application?
  4. Is there anything about my resume that needs further explanation?
  5. What is your timeline for the hiring process?

FAQs:

What are the top 5 questions to ask an interviewer?

  1. Can you describe a typical day in this role?
  2. Can you expand on what the role requires?
  3. What would you expect me to achieve in my first month/year?
  4. How would you describe the company culture?
  5. What are the next steps in the interview process?

What are good questions to ask at the end of an interview?

  1. Do you need anything from me to continue the interview process?
  2. What are the next steps in the interview process?
  3. Is there anything that concerns you about my application?
  4. Is there anything about my resume that needs further explanation?
  5. What is your timeline for the hiring process?

How do you close an interview?

You should close the interview by asking the interviewer a few questions that need to be prepared in advance. After you have asked your questions, thank the interviewer for their time and let them know that you look forward to hearing from them. Be sincere about this, as a disingenuous statement is usually obvious.

What should I ask during a job interview?

You should ask the interviewer more about the role, a few questions about the company, and what the next steps in the interview process are.