Questions to Ask in an Interview

Posted on September 21, 2016

Compiled here is a list of the best questions to ask during an interview!

  • How will my performance be measured and by whom?
  • Why is there an opening? (New position, Is it funded on a grant, or a Replacement)
  • When do you need someone on-board?
  • Can you describe a typical day for this position?
  • Has this position been difficult to fill? If so, why?
  • What was it about my experience or background that you liked that made you bring me in for an interview?
  • Now that we have talked, do you feel comfortable forwarding my name on in the process?
    • If yes, Thank the interviewer and ask, who will that be going to and what is that timetable?
    • If No or Not sure, Can you tell me what’s is missing or what you need to know about me to be comfortable and forward my name?
  • How long have you been employed here?
    • Less than 10 yrs – “What attracted you to this company?
    • More than 10 yrs – why have you stayed or what do you like about this company?

At the end of every interview, ask for a business card with their direct number and email to follow up with!


Written by: Gary Whitmarsh, Executive Recruiter
gary@snapdragonassociates.com – 603-621-9037 ext. 112