Questions You Could Consider Asking the Employer
- Why is this position open?
- How often has it been filled in the past five years? What were the main reasons?
- What would you like done differently by the next person who fills this position?
- What are some of the objectives you would like to see accomplished in this job?
- What areas/needs are most pressing? What would you like to see accomplished in the next 3 months?
- What are some of the long-term objectives you would like to see completed?
- What are some of the more difficult problems one would have to face in this position? How do you think these could best be handled?
- What type of support does this position received in terms of people, finances, etc.?
- What freedom would I have in determining my own work objectives, deadlines, and methods of measurement?
- What advancement opportunities are available for the person who is successful in this position, and within what time frame?
- In what ways has this organization been most successful in terms of products and services over the years?
- What significant changes do you foresee in the near future?
- How is one evaluated in this position?
- What accounts for success within the company?
These questions are presented only as interviewing guidelines. They are meant to help you prepare for the interview. Some questions may or may not be appropriate for your particular interview.
By practicing your responses to some of these questions, you will be better equipped to handle them during the interview session. Most importantly, relax and go with the flow of the interview…before you know it you’ll be receiving an offer letter!