Salisbury University Guerrieri University Center 133 Salisbury, MD 21801
Interview Questions to Ask the Employer
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It's your turn! As the interview comes to a close, one of the final questions you may be asked is "What can I answer for you?" Have questions of your own ready to ask. You aren't simply trying to get this job - you are also interviewing the employer to assess whether this company and the position are a good fit for you.
How would you describe the responsibilities of the position?
How would you describe a typical week/day in this position?
Is this a new position? If not, what did the previous employee go on to do?
What is the company's management style?
Who does this position report to?
If I am offered the position, can I meet him/her?
How many people work in this office/department?
How much travel is expected?
Is relocation a possibility?
What is the typical workweek?
Is overtime expected?
What are the prospects for growth and advancement?
How does one advance in the company?
Are there any examples?
What do you like about working here?
What don't you like about working here and what would you change?
Would you like a list of references?
If I were extended a job offer, how soon would you like me to start?
What can I tell you about my qualifications?
Are there any other questions I can answer for you?
What are the biggest challenges the person in this position will face?
What would a successful first year in the position look like?
How will the success of the person in this position be measured?
How long did the previous person in the role hold the position? What has turnover in the role generally been like?
How would you describe the culture here? What type of people tend to really thrive, and what type don't do as well?
How would you describe your management style?
Thinking back to the person who you've seen do this job best, what made their performance so outstanding?
What is your time line for getting back to candidates about the next steps?
Are there any reservations you have about my fit for the position that I could try to address?
Interview Questions NOT to Ask
What does this company do? (Do your research ahead of time!)
If I get the job when can I take time off for vacation? (Wait until you get the offer to mention prior commitments)
Can I change my schedule if I get the job? (If you need to figure out the logistics of getting to work don't mention it now...)
Did I get the job? (Don't be impatient. They'll let you know.)