The right answer is always yes, or you risk appearing uninterested.
Prepare some questions in advance, but, above all, ask questions that
show a response to what you have learned from the interviewers, and
that are lively, rather than formulaic. Some examples include:
Can you tell me how success in this position is measured?
What skills would I need to be successful in this position?
How do you encourage your employees to keep current with professional
developments in the field?
Could you tell me about your training program? What are some of
the typical career paths followed by others who have been in this position?
What would be a realistic timeframe for advancement?
What are the opportunities for personal growth?
What is the retention rate of people in the position for which I
Is it organizational policy to promote from within? What is the
work history of your top management?
Tell me about a typical day in this job.
Who would I work with most closely on a day-to-day basis?
How often can I expect to relocate during the initial years of employment
with your organization?
Being New on the Job
What do you consider the most challenging aspect of this position
for someone who is new to your organization?
What does the new [job title] need to accomplished in the next 6-12
What qualities are you looking for in your new hires?
What are your expectations for new hires?
Could you describe a typical first assignment?
What are the most challenging facets of the position?
More about the Organization
Why is this position available?
What are your department's major projects in the coming year?
What do you think are your organization's greatest competitive strengths
What is the overall structure of the department where the position
What is the work environment like?
What makes your organization different from its competitors?
What are your organizations strengths and weaknesses?
How would you describe your corporation's personality and management
Why did you join the organization? Why have you stayed with the