7 Questions to Help You Ace Your Next Interview
Updated: Apr 26
Job interviews are your chance to shine!
Interviews are also a two-way street, and it's important for you as the job seeker you ask questions to make sure the position and company are a good fit for you.
Here are some interview questions to ask a potential employer:
1. What do you value most about the company and it's culture?
Understanding the company culture is essential to knowing if you will be happy and productive in the workplace. Ask about the company's values, how they treat employees, and what kind of work-life balance they encourage.
2. What are the most qualities you're looking for in a candidate?
This question can give you insight into what the employer values most, and what skills and attributes are most important for success in the position.
3. How does the company support employee growth and development?
It's important to know if the company invests in its employees and offers opportunities for professional development and career growth. This can include training programs, mentorship, or tuition reimbursement.
4. Can you tell me about the team I'll be working with? And what does a typical day for them entail?
Getting to know your potential colleagues can give you a sense of the work dynamic and the people you'll be collaborating with. You can ask about their roles and responsibilities, as well as the team's communication and collaboration style.
5. What are the biggest challenges facing the company right now?
This question can give you insight into the company's current priorities and what challenges you may be asked to help solve if you're hired.
6. What are the company (or the team's) growth plans in the year ahead?
It is important to understand the big picture and where the company is headed. Is that something that you believe in and want to be a part of?
7. How do you define success in this role at 30,60, 90 days?
It's important to understand the vision and expectations for the role - what will allow you to grow in your career and does that align with your goals.
Remember, interviews are a chance for you to learn about the company and position as much as they are an opportunity for the employer to learn about you. By asking thoughtful and friendly questions, you can gain a better understanding of the role and make an informed decision about whether it's the right fit for you.
p.s. - Don't forget to send a thank you note to your interviewer too!