I have conducted job interviews for many years, and in fact am currently assisting with mock interviews for students who are part of the Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education program through Corporate Network Services’ Community Counts program. I’m usually the one asking all the questions, but at the end of the interview, I ask job applicants and students if they have any questions for me. The following are some of the better questions I have been asked:
1. Why is this position open?
2. How does this position contribute to the company’s overall profitability and success?
3. I was looking at your website; can you tell me how this position interacts with the other components of your company?
4. If successful in this position, what could I expect in terms of a career path?
5. What do you like about working here? How long have you been with the company?
6. How would my performance be measured?
7. How do my skills compare to other candidates you’re interviewing?
8. Who is responsible for making the final hiring decision?
9. What is the most pressing business issue facing this department right now?
Asking these questions will demonstrate to the interviewer that you have prepared for the interview and you are interested in the job. Good luck!