You’ve found the perfect job, sent your resume to the company and you’ve been invited for an interview. Now what?
We recommend that you prepare by reading our blog on the six things you should be doing during your interview and then start thinking about a few questions to ask the interviewer to help you learn more about the company and the role for which you are interviewing.
Sometimes the answers to these questions, and the way in which they are answered, can provide you with vital insight into whether an opportunity is really the right fit.
It’s perfectly acceptable to write down interview questions and refer to your notepad during an interview, in fact we encourage you to do so as it shows you’ve really prepared for your interview and given thought to your questions.
Questions about the Role / Position / Department
• How would you describe the work environment?
• Can you describe a typical day?
• Can you share more about the department and the team I would be working with?
• How do you envision this department in 6 months / 1 year / long-term?
• How large is the department (how many designers, marketers, etc.)?
• What is the hierarchy/org chart when it comes to decision-making in my dept?
• What have been some of the most exciting projects we’ve worked on?
• What was your personal favorite project here?
• What are your expectations for this position?
• What is the growth potential of this role?
Questions about the Company Culture / History
• What is your history with this company?
• Can you share more about the company culture?
• Can you share more about the company history and/or clients?
• What is the hierarchy/org chart when it comes to decision-making in the company?
• How would you define the management philosophy of this company?
• How do you envision the company in 6 months / 1 year / long-term?
Questions about your Skills / Qualification
• What is most important for you in this position in terms of skills and personality?
• What qualities do you feel someone needs to be successful in this role?
• What metrics for success do you implement?
• What makes someone a top producer in your eyes?
• What in particular in my background made you feel I was a good fit for this position?
• Do you have any concerns about my experience?
• What do you foresee any challenges for me in this role?
• Is there anything you feel is missing from my background/resume that I may be able to expand on?
• How can I grow my skills in this position?
At the end of your interview, don’t forget to ask our favorite question which is “Do you have any reservations about hiring me?” This is your final chance to sell yourself one last time and also iron out any concerns the interviewer may have about your experience.
Do you have any go-to interview questions you like to ask? How do you prepare for your interviews? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below or on Twitter @artisanupdates.