50 Questions to Ask During an Interview

50 questions to ask during an interviewIf you haven’t already read why asking your own questions during an interview matters, you should. Here is a list of 50 questions to ask in any interview. Be sure to think about how the question relates to the specific job position, and what follow up questions you will ask. Do not just randomly choose questions, only ask those questions that will show your understanding of the business and how you will fit within it.

The best questions to ask in any interview:

  1. How does your organization show it values its employees
  2. What are the plans for opening new offices?
  3. What are businesses strengths and weaknesses compared to similar businesses
  4. How does management view the role and importance of this position?
  5. What is the companies plan for the next five years?
  6. Could you explain the management structure?
  7. What do you most enjoy about your position here?
  8. How are (IT/HR/Operational/Financial) decisions made with regards to the open position?
  9. What are the various ways employees typically communicate with each other? Is there a preferred method?
  10. How will my performance be measured? By whom?
  11. Are there any responsibilities of this job that were not on the hiring request?
  12. Could you describe your company’s management style?
  13. What are some of the skills the previous person in this position excelled at?
  14. What is the company’s policy on ongoing training?
  15. What particular software do you use?
  16. What kind of work can I expect to be doing the first year?
  17. What percentage of decisions will I be making on my own?
  18. How much opportunity is there for promotion?
  19. Are there specific criteria upon which I will be evaluated?
  20. How much training will be provided initially?
  21. What is your organization’s policy on transfers to other cities?
  22. How much travel will be involved?
  23. Are there any perks I might not be expecting?
  24. Is there a signing bonus?
  25. How do you see the future for this industry?
  26. What do you consider to be your businesses most important assets?
  27. What can you tell me about plans for growth?
  28. What happened to the last person who held this job?
  29. What is the next step in the interview process?
  30. What are the performance expectations of this position during the first year?
  31. How would you describe the typical week in this position?
  32. Is this a new position?
  33. Who does this position report to?
  34. How many people work in this department?
  35. Is relocation possible?
  36. How much overtime is typically expected?
  37. How does one advance within the company?
  38. What is your favorite aspect of your position?
  39. What would you change about the position I am applying for?
  40. Would you my references?
  41. If I am offered the job, how soon would you like me to start?
  42. Will I be expected to work late nights or over the weekend?
  43. What are the typical hours of this position?
  44. What makes this company better then their competition?
  45. In your opinion, what is the most important aspect of this job?
  46. Are you interviewing more people for this position?
  47. Does the position have any pressing concerns that you will need me to tackle as soon as I start?
  48. What were the weaknesses of the previous person in this position?
  49. What challenges do you expect I will face in this position?
  50. What are the businesses core goals?

Do you have any great (or funny) questions that one should ask during an inverview? Share them with a comment below!