Why ask the interviewer questions?

Asking questions to your interviewer, shows that you are interested in the job and that you want to know more about your prospective employer. This also shows that you want to make an informed decision, should you be offered the job.

Below are 60 questions you can ask your interviewer:

  1. What is the company culture like?
  2. What is the team culture like?
  3. What are the next steps in the interview process?
  4. Is there any area of concern to you with regards to my background being a fit for this role?
  5. Is there anything you require from me that I can provide you with that would be helpful?
  6. Are there any additional questions you have for me, that I can answer for you?
  7. Is the work environment more collaborative or more independent?
  8. How do you maintain the team morale?
  9. Will there be any team events or team building activities that I will be required to attend?
  10. Can you tell me about the last team event you did together?
  11. Do you have any office traditions and if so why?
  12. Do people in the team usually hang out outside the office?
  13. What is the different between working for this company and anywhere else you have worked?
  14. What changes have occurred since you joined?
  15. What is the team I will be working with like? / Can you tell me about the team I will be working with?
  16. Who will I work with most closely?
  17. Who will I report to directly?
  18. How does the team handle mistakes done by a team member?
  19. What is the team’s biggest challenge?
  20. Can you tell me what my direct supervisor is like?
  21. Why has this job become available?
  22. Do you expect to hire more people in this department in the next six months?
  23. Which other departments work most closely with this one?
  24. What will my career projection look like if I were to accept this role within this company?
  25. What are the common career paths in this department?
  26. When was this company founded?
  27. Who founded this company and why? (if you are interviewing at a startup)
  28. Where do you see this company in the next few years?
  29. What can you tell me about your new products or plans for growth?
  30. What are the current company goals?
  31. How will my role fit in with the company goals?
  32. What gets you most excited about the company’s future?
  33. How long have you been with the company?
  34. How has your role evolved or changed since you started working here?
  35. What made you want to work for this company?
  36. What is the best part of working at this company, in your opinion?
  37. What will your expectations and most important things you would like to see me accomplish in the first 30, 60, and 90 days on the job?
  38. What will the main performance expectations form me be in this job over the first 12 months?
  39. How will my performance be measured here?
  40. what is the performance review process like here?
  41. How often would I be formally reviewed?
  42. How will I be trained?
  43. Does the company have a formal orientation for new employees?
  44. What additional qualifications/Certifications will I be expected to obtain?
  45. What training will I be expected to attend for this job?
  46. What training programs are available to your employees?
  47. Are there opportunities for advancement or professional development?
  48. Are there any industry conferences that I will be expected to attend?
  49. Where is the last person who held this job moving on to?
  50. Where have successful employees previously in this position progressed to?
  51. What does a typical day on this job look like?
  52. What are the most immediate projects that need to be addressed?
  53. Can you give me examples of projects I will be working on?
  54. What are the skills and experiences you are looking for in an ideal candidate?
  55. What characteristics do I need to have to succeed in this role?
  56. What additional skills are you looking for in a new hire that is currently missing from the team?
  57. What are the biggest challenges that someone in this position would face?
  58. What will my role be like that is not already mentioned on the job description?
  59. Is this a new role that has been created?
  60. Do you expect the main responsibilities for this position to change in the next six months to a year?

You can choose any of the above questions to ask the interviewer and show your interest in the role and the company.