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Because a job interview is a two-way street, you need to ask the interviewer at least two questions during your discussion. Just as the interviewer wants to learn more about you, you need to learn more about the company. Here are 10 examples of important questions you should be asking at the end of an interview.

  • Who Are Your Top Competitors? How Do You Differ?

Find out which companies directly compete with the one you want to work for and in what ways they’re different. The hiring manger can give insight that you may not discover elsewhere.

  • How Would You Describe Company Culture?

Uncover what company culture is like. You’ll be able to better determine whether you’ll fit in and be happy and productive.

  • What Is the Typical Career Path for Someone in This Role?

Find out what your options may include by asking about a common career path for someone in the position. You’ll be able to better determine whether the company promotes from within and how they handle advancement. You’ll also show your interest in evolving along with the company.

  • Can You Tell Me More About the Daily Responsibilities of This Job?

To help envision yourself working in this role, ask about what your daily responsibilities would be. You’ll gain insight into what hard and soft skills will be most beneficial for completing tasks. You can also talk about any topics not previously covered during your interview to help you decide whether the position is right for you.

  • Whom Would I Be Reporting To?

You want to know who your direct manager would be. If you’ll be working for multiple individuals, you need to know which has the most authority.

  • What Are Your Expectations for This Role in the First 30 Days, 60 Days and Year?

Determine what the hiring manager’s expectations are for the candidate being offered the position. You’ll be able to determine what your professional goals may be and ways in which you can achieve them.

  • How Do You Help Your Team Grow Professionally?

Uncover whether you’d have opportunities for professional development through the company. Show that you want to work hard and continue adding more value.

  • What Are the Biggest Opportunities the Company Faces Now?

Find out what opportunities the company is facing. You’ll demonstrate your desire to jump at opportunities and help the company innovate.

  • What Are the Biggest Challenges the Company Faces Now?

Uncover what big challenges the company is facing. You can discover trends and problems in the industry and potentially find areas in which you can help the company prosper.

  • In What Direction Is the Company Headed over the Next 5 Years?

Determine where the company may be in the next five years. The hiring manager will know you’re interested in staying a while and growing along with the business.

  • Reach Out to OSG Global

For assistance with securing your next manufacturing, engineering, IT or finance position, contact OSG Global today!


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