• Good Questions to Ask in an Interview

      Remember that an interview is a two-way process – you are there to find out about them as much as they want to find out about you and so they will be expecting you to ask questions.

      It’s good to have a list of questions prepared, even if they seem obvious – you might forget them in an interview situation. Here are some good examples: 

      • What will be my responsibilities?
      • What are the biggest challenges with this role?
      • Where will I fit into the overall organisational structure?
      • Who will I report to?
      • Who will report to me and how experienced are they?
      • What are the most important skills and experience are you looking for?
      • What are you expecting the successful candidate to achieve in the first six months?
      • Who are your main customers? 
      • What are the company’s short- and long-term plans? 
      • Why has this vacancy arisen? 
      • Who are your main competitors and how do you think you compare? 
      • What are the chances of advancement/promotion in this position?  
      • What training do you provide? 
      • Why did you join the company?
      • What do you like about working for this company?
      • Are there any company benefits? 
      • Do you have any concerns about me that I can clear up now for you? 

      Many of these points should naturally be discussed by a good interviewer – but don’t' be afraid to ask, this is your best chance to try and understand what it will be like to work for the company and their working environment. 

      You do not need to leave any questions until the end of the interview. A good interview should flow like a natural conversation – asking questions throughout will show you are confident, engaged and interested in the role, assuring the interviewer that you will be a good fit in their team.