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8 questions you should ask in an interview

Do you have an interview coming up? Here are 8 examples of the best questions you should ask.

What do the day-to-day responsibilities of the role look like?

Asking this question will really help you decide whether the job is right for you or not as you need to be happy with what your daily responsibilities will be as these will be the tasks that you spend the most time on.

What are the company’s values and what characteristics do you look for in employees in order to represent these values?

This question is all about finding out more about the company culture. By asking this question, you will get an insight into what factors are the most important for the company as a whole, and what it values most in the employers who work there.

What’s your favourite part about working at the company?

When you ask this question, make sure you examine your interviewer’s body language as it is important to get a sense of what they think about the company. If enthusiasm flows naturally, that’s a brilliant sign. If it doesn’t this is worth noting too.

What does success look like in this position, and how do you measure it?

It’s vital to find out how a company measures success to make sure you can do all that you can to achieve these expectations. Ask questions such as, what are the key performance indicators (KPIs) for the role? How, and how often, are they measured?

Are there opportunities for professional progression? If so, what do those look like?

If you are looking to join a company where there are plenty of opportunities for you to progress your career, this is a question that you must ask. You are looking to see whether there are opportunities for growth and whether the company offers a training programme or budget. Stagnation is a red flag, so make sure you are alert.

Who will I be working most closely with?

This question will help you get a better sense of the dynamics of who your collaborators will be. Make sure you take notes of names and ask for titles as it is important to evaluate how cross-functional the role is.

What do you see as the most challenging part of the job?

When you go for an interview it is great to focus on the positive but it is just as important as knowing the not-so-good. You want to know the challenges you may face before you start the job.

Is there anything about my experience or background that makes you question whether I am a right fit for the role?

This question lets the employer know that you are highly invested in the job and committed to understanding your prospects as a candidate. It is also a great opportunity for you to respond to any potential concerns that they may have.

Good luck from all of us at S-SA Digital!

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