Do you have a job interview coming up?
Job interviews are, of course, a chance for a potential employer to get to know more about you, your skills and your personality. But, they’re also a great opportunity for you to get to know more about the company you may end up working for.
Usually, at the end of a job interview, the interviewer will ask you if you have any questions. It can be kind of scary to ask something, especially if you’re nervous, but you should try to make an effort to ask what you want to know.
We’ve come up with 16 great questions to ask during a job interview, in case you get stuck.
What does a typical day look like?
The answer to this will give you an interesting insight into the role you’re applying for.
Can you show me examples of projects I’d be working on?
This question will also give you detailed insight into your day-to-day work.
Will training be needed and provided?
It is always interesting to learn if a company will provide training.
Are there opportunities for advancement or professional development?
An important question! Being able to grow and develop within a role is so important.
Where do you see this company in the next few years?
Naturally, you want to know what the plans are in the coming years.
What’s your favourite part about working here?
It can be interesting to get a bit of first-hand insight from someone that works in the company.
Can you tell me about the team I’ll be working with?
How many people will be on your team? What is the make-up of the team?
Who will I report to directly?
Who will be your ‘boss’?
What are the common career paths in this department?
It might be interesting to learn where people in a similar role have ended up.
What’s the company and team culture like?
Are there team bonding days?
What are the current goals that the company is focused on?
It will be interesting to hear about what the company is focused on.
Is there a formal mission statement or company values?
Make sure you have a google of this before asking!
How has the company changed since you joined?
Learning about the history of the company will be interesting, and will let you learn how the business has grown.
What are the next steps in the interview process?
Will there be more rounds?
Is there anything else I can provide you with that would be helpful?
It is always nice to ask the hiring manager if they need more from you.
Can I answer any final questions for you?
This is a nice way to wrap up a job interview.
And if you are doing a remote job, be sure to check out our fabulous tips on the interview process.