22 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

  1. Have I answered all of your questions?
  2. Who do you think would be the ideal candidate for this position, and how do I compare?
  3. Who would I be reporting to? Are those three people on the same team or on different teams? What’s the pecking order?
  4. How has this position evolved?
  5. Who do you consider your major competitors? How are you better?
  6. Beyond the hard skills required to successfully perform this job, what soft skills would serve the company and position best?
  7. How would you describe the company’s culture?
  8. Do you have any hesitations about my qualifications?
  9. What do you like most about working for this company?
  10. Can you give me an example of how I would collaborate with my manager?
  11. Can you tell me what steps need to be completed before your company can generate an offer?
  12. How would you score the company on living up to its core values? What’s the one thing you’re working to improve on?
  13. What are the challenges of this position?
  14. If you were to hire me, what might I expect in a typical day?
  15. What have past employees done to succeed in this position?
  16. What type of employee tends to succeed here? What qualities are the most important for doing well and advancing at the firm?
  17. ‘Where do you see yourself in five years?’
  18. Is there anyone else I need to meet with?/Is there anyone else you would like me to meet with?
  19. How do you help your team grow professionally?
  20. When your staff comes to you with conflicts, how do you respond?
  21. Is this a new position? If not, why did the person before me leave this role?
  22. Will I have an opportunity to meet those who would be part of my staff/my manager during the interview process?

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