Questions to Ask in an Interview

Questions to Ask in an Interview

Get Your Questions Answered

At the end of an interview, be ready to ask intentional questions that will help you evaluate the position further.

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Sample Questions to Ask an Interviewer

  • What is your favorite part about working here?
  • What is different about working here than anywhere else you have worked?
  • What are some long-term goals for this department/division/organization?
  • What is this organization doing to stay competitive and current?
  • How is the current economy impacting your business/work?
  • I have read about the company’s founding, but can you tell me more about…?
  • Where do you see this organization growing in the next few years? What gets you most excited about the company’s future?

  • Does your organization offer any formal employee training around biases, anti-racism, or general DEI?
  • How does your organization define diversity? What lenses of diversity has your organization made a direct commitment toward?
  • Has your organization made any formal commitments in support of racial equity? How does your organization center diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging?
  • What resources has your organization provided to its employees in support of COVID-19 and racial injustices?

  • Can you tell me about the team I would be working with?
  • Which other departments work most closely with this one?
  • Can you tell me about the last team event you did together?

  • What attributes does someone need to have in order to be really successful in this position?
  • What is the most helpful or important contribution I could make in the first 30-90 days of my employment?

  • Is there anything that concerns you about my background being a fit for this role?
  • Is there anything else I can provide you with that would be helpful?

  • (If they don’t make this clear): What are the next steps in the hiring process?
  • What is the training program like for this position?

Next Steps

  • Conduct more research on questions you may want to ask an employer.
  • Document the compiled list of questions and execute at the interview!