Last week we posted twenty questions you may want to ask during an interview… here are twenty additional questions! Keep in mind, you should not ask ALL of these questions during an interview, rather this is just a sampling of some potential questions you may want to ask:
1. What specific skills from the person you hire would make your life easier?
2. What are some of the problems at work that keep you up at night?
3. What are some of the skills and abilities you see as necessary for someone to succeed in this job?
4. What would be a surprising but positive thing the new person could do in first 90 days?
5. What challenges might I encounter if I take on this position?
6. Will we be expanding or bringing on new products or new services that I should be aware of?
7. What are your major concerns that need to be immediately addressed in this job?
8. What do you see as the most important opportunities for improvement in the area I hope to join?
9. What are the attributes of the job that you’d like to see improved?
10. What attracted you to working for this organization?
11. What have you liked most about working here?
12. Are there any weaknesses in the department that you are particularly looking to improve?
13. What are the department’s goals and how do they align with the company’s mission?
14. What goals or objectives need to be achieved in the next six months?
15. What areas of the job would you like to see improvement in with regard to the person who was most recently performing these duties?
16. From all I can see, I’d really like to work here, and I believe I can add considerable value to the company. What’s the next step in the selection process?
17. What is currently the most pressing business issue or problem for the company or department?
18. Would you describe for me the actions of a person who previously achieved success in this position?
19. Would you describe for me the action of a person who previously performed poorly in this position?
20. What are the most important traits you look for in an employee?
Come back to our blog next week for additional questions you can ask during an interview!
Note: This blog post only touches on certain aspects of this topic and is not a comprehensive list. This blog post is an educational and informational resource for job seekers and is not a substitute for working with a resume writer or other professional. See our Terms and Conditions for additional information.