It is important that you ask good questions of the interviewer. If you know you will be interviewing with different people in the organization, ask appropriate questions, considering each individual’s level and job function. Here are some questions to consider:
- How would you define the scope of the position in terms of responsibilities and job functions?
- What are the levels of accountability and authority?
- How is the department structured?
- What is the management style of the person I would report to?
- How are decisions made in the department?
- What are the major goals of the position for the year?
- What would the opportunities for advancement and promotion be?
- What support will I receive from others?
The Big Picture
- What are the organization’s growth plans for the near and long term?
- How are strategic plans developed?
- How would you characterize the annual budgeting process?
- How is performance against objectives measured and rewarded?
- How does the company maintain profit levels?
- How are new products and services developed?
- How has the organization positioned itself for growth?
- What new products/markets is the company evaluating?
- What are the company’s key competitive advantages?
- At what place on the growth curve are your products?
- How does the company sell and distribute its products?
- How would you characterize the organizational culture?
- How are decisions made here?
- How does the organization’s decision-making process work?
- How does my background meet the requirements?
- How well do you see me as a fit in the organization?
- When will the decision be made?
- What is the next step?