27 Questions You Should Ask in an Interview

27 Interview Questions That Will Impress Your Future Boss

27-interview-questions-1200x800.jpg

You've just spent an hour answering questions about your experience, education, strengths, and weaknesses. What's next?

At the end of every interview, we’re all asked the same thing: "Do you have any questions for me?" Most of us draw a blank at this point. Do we? Should we have some? It's overwhelming and nerve-wracking to suddenly be put on the spot like that. Luckily, you don't have to spend hours doing research on a company to have enough good questions to blow your future employer’s mind. To help you out, here's a list of 27 things you can ask to look like the (future) boss that you are!

Questions About the Company

1 - Are there many opportunities for advancement within the company?

2 - How long does the average employee stay in one position?

3 – In your opinion, what would you say is the biggest selling point of the company?

4 – How do the health and retirement benefits at this company compare to other companies in this area?

5 - How would you describe the environment/corporate culture within the workplace?

6 - What is the turnover rate within the company?

7 – What factors do you think make this company successful? Is there one thing in particular?

Questions About the Interviewer

8 - What is your favorite part about working here?

9 - What is the most difficult thing about working here?

10 - What do you look for in prospective employees?

11 - Where do you see the company in five years?

12 - Do you see yourself staying with this company long term?

Related: 5 Common Interview Questions, and How to Answer Them

Questions About the Employees

13 - What would you say is the most common issue with employees here?

14 - Are teams close-knit within the workplace?

15 - Do you get the sense that most employees here are dedicated to staying in their career long-term?

16 – Are interpersonal conflicts common? Does HR do an effective job at resolving any issues that come up?

Questions About the Job

17 - What characteristics do you believe are most important when pursuing a career here?

18 - What is the most challenging aspect of this job?

19 - Would you consider the work done here to be meaningful and important?

20 - Is overtime offered for this position (relevant to hourly positions only)?

21 - What do top performers do on a daily basis that contributes to their success?

22 – Does the company have a standard structure in place for raises, bonuses, or cost of living increases?

Questions About Yourself

23 - How would my role affect the company's overall success?

24 - What are you looking for in terms of abilities and qualities from myself and your other employees?

25 - If offered the job, will I have an opportunity to meet my team members prior to accepting the position?

26 – In your opinion, what makes an employee stand out from their coworkers?

27 - I understand the basic expectations, but what would you consider to be the unspoken expectations of a valuable new hire?

Of course, you wouldn't want to ask all of these questions, but by selecting a few that stand out to you, you can gather valuable information while showing yourself to be a thoughtful, foresighted, future employee.

Null

More Articles

Easy Ways to Save Money If You Don’t Work in College
Easy Ways to Save Money If You Don’t Work in College
By Sydney Grant in Student Life, Money
Check out these ways to save money if you don't work in college.
Read Article
What to Wear for Graduation
What to Wear for Graduation
By Daniela Gomez in Style, Student Life
Can't decide what to wear for graduation? We've got five tips to help you narrow it down.
Read Article
Job and Internship Tips from the Founder of College Recruiter, Steven Rothberg
Steven Rothberg, Founder of College Recruiter, Shares His Best Career Advice for College Students
By Racheal Rickman in Career, Student Life
We spoke to Rothberg to learn more about how he started College Recruiter after college, plus his best job and internship tips for college students and grads.
Read Article