► Who do you think would be the ideal candidate for this position, and how do I compare?
► Who would I be reporting to? Are those three people on the same team or on different teams? What’s the pecking order?
► How has this position evolved?
► How would you describe the company’s culture?
► Who do you consider your major competitors? How are you better?
► Beyond the hard skills required to successfully perform this job, what soft skills would serve the company and position best?
Here are some top interview questions asked in many interviews:
► Do you have any hesitations about my qualifications?
► What do you like most about working for this company?
► Can you give me example of how I would collaborate with my manager?
► Can you tell me what steps need to be completed before your company can generate an offer?
► How would you score the company on living up to its core values? What’s the one thing you’re working to improve on?
► What are the challenges of this position?
► What have past employees done to succeed in this position?
► If you were to hire me, what might I expect in a typical day?
► What type of employee tends to succeed here? What qualities are the most important for doing well and advancing at the firm?
► Is there anyone else I need to meet with?/Is there anyone else you would like me to meet with?
► How do you help your team grow professionally?
► When your staff comes to you with conflicts, how do you respond?
► Will I have an opportunity to meet those who would be part of my staff/my manager during the interview process?
► How do you evaluate success here?
► What are some of the problems your company faces right now? And what is your department doing to solve them?
Follow interview techniques to answer the below questions:
► What’s your timeline for making a decision, and when can I expect to hear back from you?
► Is this a new position? If not, why did the person before me leave this role?
► Where do you see the company in three years and how would the person in this role contribute to this vision?
► What’s your staff turnover rate and what are you doing to reduce it?
► Is there anything else I can provide to help you make your decision?
► Is there anything we haven’t covered that you think is important to know about working here?