5 Questions Every Candidate Should Ask Their Interviewer

Updated: Jan 29

Juanita Nguyen was feeling very confident as she answered the interview panel job related questions. One of the interviewers turned to Juanita and said, “Well, that’s all of our questions. Do you have any questions for us?”


The answer to this question should “ALWAYS” be Yes! While this part of the interview doesn’t necessary focus on your particular work experience it does show the company that (1) You are prepared for the interview (2) Reinforce your interest in the Company (3) Could be a deal breaker between you and another candidate.


So, what questions should you ask? Here’s are my top 5 interview questions for the interview panel?


How would you describe a typical day in this position? This question will let the interviewers know that you’re invested in learning more about how you can hit the ground running in this role. Plus, you’ll find out if this position is right for you.


What is the department organization structure? This question will help get a feel of how the department is organization based on different department divisions. It will also provide an overview for you to know how many people work for the department, who reports to who and a sneak peek into potential promotional opportunities.


How would you describe the company culture? This is a very important question because it will give you the opportunity to learn more about the company vision, mission and how they operate. Also, depending on the interviewer’s response you may learn more about the office politics.


Are there any projects that you would like the chosen candidate to begin working on? This is one of my favorite questions because it gives you the opportunity to know what the company has been working on so you can come in and showcase your talents!


What are the next steps in the hiring process? This is what I call the last famous question. This question should be asked so YOU can know when you will receive an update regarding the status of your chances in moving for to a second interview or the job offer. This will put you at ease to know that within one or two weeks you will know if you need to close this action.

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