Number of questions to ask during an interview

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A candidate should always ask at least 4-6 questions during an interview.

There’s usually a chance to ask questions at the end of your interview, so be ready with questions that show you’re engaged in the process. Feel free to use a set, or some, of these 3 groups of questions below.  The “closing” question is key!

Below, you can find some examples:

  • What are the first priorities of this position?
  • What is most important to you about the person you hire?
  • What am I expected to accomplish in the first 60 to 90 days?
  • How has the organization’s goals improved over the past 3 years?
  • What are the biggest rewards of working at this job and for this company?
  • “Perfect, well I’m very interested in working for you and this company and I know I would be a good fit because of ‘x’, ‘y’, and ‘z’.  Is there anything I have not covered? What is the next step in the process?”

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What are the top qualities of successful managers in this company?

  • How does this position tie into the company’s growth plans?
  • Who would my direct colleagues be?
  • If I am offered the position, what would be expected of me this month, in three months, and in a year?

“Excellent, well this position sounds perfect for my skills and experience and I’d really like to work with you and your team.  Now that we’ve talked about my qualifications, do you have any concerns about my being successful in this position?  What is the next step to move forward?

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