Top Interview Questions for You to Ask


Toward the end of an interview, the employer will ask, “Do you have any questions?” Always be prepared to ask questions. It shows the employer that you have conducted your own research and that you have sincere interest in the specific position.

Steer clear of interview questions that you could easily look up on the company website and questions about salary or benefits. Rather, take this opportunity to show your value while getting to know the company culture, the hiring manager, and the role you may soon perform.

There are several questions you can ask that show the employer you’re a serious candidate:

  • What does a typical day look like?
  • Can you tell me how I will train for this role?
  • What are some of the biggest rewards and challenges associated with this position?
  • If I am chosen for this position, how will I be evaluated? What will be our measurements for success?

You can ask for more information about company culture. Consider exploring what opportunities for engagement, support, and professional growth exist within:

  • How do you engage your employees?
  • How do you provide for professional development?
  • What goals are you focused on?
  • How would you describe the work environment here?

You might also establish rapport with your potential manager and evaluate how your relationship might work:

  • What do you enjoy most about your job?
  • What does your team like to do for fun?
  • How do you see the department changing in the next year?

Lastly, you can determine how to prepare for the rest of hiring process. Ask, “what are the next steps?”

These questions are a great way to impress potential employers. Ultimately, though, this interview is about you and your professional goals. Asking these pertinent questions is your way to decide whether this opportunity is worthy of you.


Written by Genesis Lastrella-Quicho
Genesis is Lead Career Services Advisor with Ashford University.

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