Questions to Ask the Employer
  • What are the responsibilities and accountabilities of this position?
  • How well is the position defined? Can its duties be expanded?
  • Please describe an average day on this job.
  • What is the history of the position? Why is it vacant?
  • What aspects of this job would you like to see performed better?
  • What are the key challenges or problems of this position?
  • Where can I go from here, assuming that I meet/exceed the job responsibilities?
  • How would you describe the ideal candidate?
  • What are the employer’s short- and long-range objectives?
  • What are some outside influences that affect company growth?
  • Where does the company excel? What are its limitations?
  • When and how will I be evaluated? What are the performance standards?
  • With whom would I be working? Who would be my supervisor? Who would I supervise?
  • What is the department’s environment like?
  • When will you make the hiring decision? May I call you for the decision? When is a good time?