70+ Questions to ask in an interview
Do You Have Any Questions For Me?
"Do you have any questions for me?" is the ONE question every candidate should be prepared to answer in an interview.
Job interviews aren’t meant to be an interrogation — they are supposed to be a dialogue. An interview is as much about making sure the company is a fit for you as it is about making sure you are a fit for the company.
Preparing for the interview
Before the interview, at a minimum, you should research the company — and the interviewer(s).
At a minimum, conduct a Google search. Take a look at the company’s website. Look for the interviewer’s LinkedIn profile. While you’re on LinkedIn, see if the company has a profile on the site. Also check out the LinkedIn profiles of other key employees of the company. How long have they been in their current jobs? How long have they been with the company? What was their background before they joined the company? (Did they come from competitors, or from other industries?)
Your research will not only help you understand the company better, it will help you ask more informed questions in the interview.
And that’s the subject of this report. If you haven’t asked questions as the interview progresses, there will likely come a time in the interview when the person conducting the interview says to you, “So, do you have any questions for me?”
That’s where your research comes into play. Surely, as you were learning more about the job and the company, you were curious about a thing or two. Even if you weren’t, it makes a huge (negative) impression on interviewers when you don’t ask any questions. That can either signal that you’re not interested enough in the job to muster up any questions — or that you didn’t know anything about the company coming into the interview, and you weren’t paying attention enough to latch onto any information shared in the interview. Both scenarios don’t bode the will for your employment prospects.
With that in mind, here are more than 70 questions you can ask in a job interview. Choose 4 or 5 of them (at a minimum) and write them down on an index card or sheet of paper you can reference at the appropriate time during the job interview.
Best questions to ask at the end of the interview
Questions You Should Ask
Questions To Ask Headhunters and Recruiters
Questions to ask HR
Questions to ask hiring managers
Other Probing Questions
(Often for high-level assignments)
Questions That Are Defensive
(Designed to protect the employee)
Questions Designed to Get Feedback
Mandy Fard is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW, CMRW) and Recruiter with decades of experience in assisting job seekers, working directly with employers in multiple industries, and writing proven-effective resumes.