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Ask the Recruiter: Questions to Ask During an Interview

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Apr 28, 2017

Have you ever been in an interview and wondered what questions you should ask the recruiter or hiring manager? 


As a candidate, you can be so focused on preparing answers to questions you may be asked that you forget about your opportunity to act as the interviewer.

The questions you ask can cover a wide variety of topics, such as information regarding the company benefits, culture, and team structure or even more specifics on what a typical day would be like in this position.  You can tailor the questions to the type of job you are being considered for so that they make sense for that role.

A helpful tip is to always do your homework before coming in for your interview.  Research the company.  Review the job posting.  Talk to people who may work for the same company or manager.  The more prepared you appear, the better impression you will make on the recruiter or hiring manager.

Here are some examples of favorite questions that candidates have asked in an interview:

  • What do you see as the greatest challenge for the person who will fill this position?
  • How will the company measure the success of the person in this role?
  • What is the timeline for the hiring process for this position?
  • How do you see the jobs in this field changing over the next five years?
  • What is the typical career path in this area? Is the career path structured?  How long does it usually take to move from one step to the next in this career path?

Of course, no question is a bad question.  Think of the information that you need to know before making a life-altering decision to switch careers or accept a new position.  Whatever those questions may be, they are probably the best questions to ask.

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