- How long have you worked for the company?
- What attracted you to work for the company?
- What do you like most about working for the company?
- What are the biggest challenges facing the company right now?
- Where do you see the company heading in the future?
- How would you describe the team I'll be working with?
- How large is the team I will be a part of?
- Can you describe the team’s functions?
- Does the team work closely with other areas in the company?
- What are the greatest challenges facing the team right now?
- Can you describe a typical day in the role?
- What would you say is the most challenging aspect of this role?
- How do you see this role evolving in the future?
- What kind of training/mentoring/coaching is available?
- Why has the role become available?
The best questions are those that demonstrate a genuine interest in the role without being too complex and difficult for the interviewer to answer. The last thing you want to do is make the interviewer feel uncomfortable or intimidated. Be prepared with a range of questions you can ask since many answers will already be covered during the interview process.
If you have the opportunity to undergo interview coaching, be sure your coach asks you the “Do you have any questions for us?” question to enable you to practice asking relevant questions.
Do you have some any other examples you'd like to share? Let us know in the comments section below.
Lisa LaRue, MCareerDev, BSocSc(Couns), DipCareerGuid, RCDP, MAC is a Career Career Coach at CareerWorx www.careerworx.co.uk.