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175 questions to ask during a job interview

Photo credit: Douglas Freer, Shutterstock

Photo credit: Douglas Freer, Shutterstock

Now, you wouldn’t really ask 175 questions during a job interview, however it always helps to have a list handy.

Job Mob created a list of 175 potential questions to ask during a job interview, broken into the following categories: questions about the job itself; questions about the company; questions about the boss; questions about the team; and questions about feedback and next steps. While the questions refer to employers as companies, these questions can be asked at nonprofits, too! Below are a few of our favorites.

  • What would you consider to be the most important aspects of this job?
  • What types of skills do you NOT already have on board that you’re looking to fill with a new hire?
  • What improvements or changes do you hope the new candidate will bring to this position?
  • How would you define “success” for this position?
  • What particular aspects about my background and experience interest you?
  • What makes you think I will be successful in this job?
  • Does anything cause you concern about my candidacy?
  • What are the long- and short-term goals of the company?
  • What are a few things that really drive results for the company?
  • Why do you think people leave this company?
  • What would you say is the most important aspect of your company culture?
  • Can you please tell me how your career has developed at this organization? Would someone entering the firm today have similar opportunities?
  • Are teams empowered and self-organizing?
  • Are teams able to choose and tailor a methodology to suit them and their work?
  • How much freedom and support is provided to mentor and consult with colleagues, superiors, and customers?
  • Have you ever mentored an employee to help achieve their career goals?
  • Is there anything you’d like me to clarify or explain in more detail?
  • What additional information can I provide about my qualifications?
  • When can I expect to hear from you?
  • May I contact you if any further questions arise?
What questions have you asked during an interview that really helped you understand the organization better or gave you an edge as a candidate?

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