Interview Questions: New Job & Company

Is there anything I haven't told you about the job or company that you would like to know?

As the interview comes to a close, one of the final questions you may be asked is "What can I answer for you?" Now, it's your turn!  Have interview 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.

Questions to ask the interviewer to ensure the company is a good match for your qualifications and interests:

  • 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 work week? 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 am extended a job offer, how soon would you like me to start?
  • What can I tell you about my qualifications?
  • When can I expect to hear from you?
  • Are there any other questions I can answer for you?

Questions NOT to Ask:

  • What does this company do? (Research the company ahead of time!)
  • If I get the job when can I take time off for vacation? (Mention prior commitments after you have an offer.)
  • Can I change my schedule if I get the job? (Figure out the logistics of getting to work after you have the job...)
  • Did I get the job? (Don't be impatient. They'll let you know.)