What Kind of Questions Should I be Asking During an Interview
During most interviews, recruiters will at some point ask, "What
would you like to know about us?" Anticipate this and plan ahead.
Prepare three to five questions that demonstrate your advance
preparation and allow you to explore areas that were not explained
completely in recruiting literature.
For example, you may wish to inquire about some of the following: the
length and content of a training program; the leadership styles at work
in the department; the department's long term goals (and the role
planned for you in meeting those goals); the career path of your
predecessor(s) in the position the ways in which the position shapes
If you honestly have no questions for a recruiter, you may wish to
indicate that all your questions were answered by very thorough
recruiting literature (or by others in the organization) and then
summarize your key findings.
Postpone questions about salary, vacations, and benefits until the
latter stages of the selection process. Ideally, these topics will be
raised at an appropriate time by the employer, but if an employer offers
you a position without spelling out salary, benefits, etc. you would
need to raise these issues.