27 Questions You Should Ask in an Interview

27 Interview Questions That Will Impress Your Future Boss

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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.

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