15 Impressive Questions to Ask During an Interview

We often see interviews as an opportunity for employers to get to know us; to figure out whether we are the right candidate for the job, if you will. While this is true, interviews are also an opportunity for you to get to know the business and whether this company is really where you want to work. Make a positive impression by not only answering their questions in a favourable way, but by asking these 15 impressive, out-of-the-box questions.

  1. Can you describe this position’s day-to-day responsibilities?
  2. Can you give me an example of a critical project I may take on in this role?
  3. What are the top 3 things you would like to see accomplished in this role?
  4. Are there any opportunities for advancement? If so, what are they and how would I achieve this?
  5. Would I be required to undergo any training for this role?
  6. Would I be working closely with any other team members?
  7. What impact does this particular role have on the success of the company?
  8. How long would you foresee it taking me to get up to speed in this role?
  9. Where do you think the company is headed in the next 5-10 years?
  10. How long have you been with the company, and what do you like most about working here?
  11. Are there any opportunities for continuing education?
  12. What types of benefits are awarded to employees?
  13. Who is the company’s biggest competitor?
  14. Is the work culture more formal or casual?
  15. What are the next steps in the hiring process?

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