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Questions You May Ask

  • Please describe the duties of the job for me.
  • What qualities are you looking for in the candidate who fills this position?
  • What skills are especially important for someone in this position?
  • What characteristics do achievers in this organization see to share?
  • What kinds of assignments might I expect the first six months on the job?
  • Does your organization encourage further education?
  • How often are performance reviews given?
  • What products (or services) are in the development stage now?
  • Do you have plans for expansion?
  • What are your growth projections for the next year?
  • Have you cut your staff in the last three years?
  • How do you feel about creativity and individuality?
  • Do you offer flextime?
  • Is your organization environmentally conscious? In what ways?
  • In what ways is a career with your organization better than one with your competitors?
  • Is this a new position or am I replacing someone?
  • What is the largest single problem facing your staff/department?
  • What is the usual promotional time frame?
  • Does your organization offer either single or dual career-track positions?
  • What do you like best about your job/organization?
  • Once the probation period is completed, how much authority will I have over decisions?
  • Has there been much turnover in this job area?
  • Do you fill positions from the outside or promote from within first?
  • Is there a lot of team/project work?
  • Will I have the opportunity to work on special projects?
  • Where does this position fit into the organizational structure?
  • How much travel, if any, is involved in this position?
  • What is the next course of action in your search process? When should I expect to hear from you or should I contact you?