Do you ask questions at every interview? Experts recommend at least 3 amazing questions or more at every interview, because questions indicate to the interviewer that you’re interested in the job. There are several questions that you should ask, and a few questions you should never ask. Have a look at our post on how many questions you should ask at every interview and download our FREE eBook – 20 Great Questions you can Ask at an Interview.
Always plan ahead and research the company beforehand so that you have more questions available.
Good Questions to Ask in Any Interview
- What would you say is the most important quality you look for in this position?
This is a great question, because it will give you the opportunity to hear from the employer what they value most, and then possibly give you a way to tailor your answers towards that quality in the future.
- How do you measure performance?
Ideally you do want to work for a company that knows how to manage employee performance because it will help you prove your value. This question is a tough one for many employers, it teaches you a lot about the company and gives you the opportunity to show that you believe in yourself.
- What did you like and dislike about the way the previous person approached this position?
A very tough question for an employer – and something that will teach you a lot about the person that held the job previously – this question will provide you with a lot of information you can use not only for the interview but also your first days.
- How would you describe the culture of the workplace?
As much as you want a job, you want to make sure you’re going to love it. This question ensures that the workplace isn’t so toxic that not even the interviewer can share. It also forces the interviewer to think about how to describe the company, and you may find out a lot.
- Does the company offer any opportunities for growth?
Find out if the company offers classes, college tuition, or any sort of training to help encourage employees to grow within the company. If they do, you want to know, and the employer will see that you have ambition.
Questions Not to Ask at Any Interview
All of the above questions are great questions for any interview, and show that you genuinely care about finding out more about the company. But of course, there are some questions that should never be asked even if you are genuinely curious about the answer. In fact, if you have a minute download our FREE eBook – 10 Bad Questions You Should Never Ask at an Interview.
We’ll leave you with some questions that can lose you the job, and feel free and share more questions in the comments:
- Will you pay me to undertake further study?
- Do you allow employees to work from home?
- When can I expect a raise?