So youâ€™ve prepared what you are going to ask that potential candidate in their interview, but have you considered that they might have a few questions of their own – as any well-prepared interviewee definitely will? To ensure you donâ€™t â€śchaseâ€ť away any potentially good employees, by not being knowledgeable about the company and the job in question, be prepared yourself! Here are a few questions you can expect:
1. Why is this position available?
2. Is this a new position?Â How long has this position existed?
3. How many people have held this position in the last two years?
4. Who would be my supervisor?Â To whom would I report?
5. Whom will I supervise?
6. With whom will I be working most closely?
7. What do you like about working for this company?
8. What are the current plans for expansion or cutbacks?
9. What kind of turnover rate does the company have?
10. How financially sound is this company?
11. What projects and assignments will I be working on?
12. What happened to the person that held this position before?Â Was he promoted or fired?
13. What is this company’s culture?Â (Ex: Is it rigid and formal or relaxed and flexible?)
14. What are the current problems facing the company (or my department)?
15. What do you like the most about working for this company?Â The least?
16. What is the philosophy of the company?
17. What do you consider to be the company’s strengths and weaknesses?
18. What are the company’s long and short term goals?
19. Describe the work environment.
20. What attracted you (the interviewer) to this organization?
21. Why do you enjoy working for this company?
22. Describe the typical responsibilities of the position.
23. What are the most challenging aspects of the position?
24. Describe the opportunities for training and professional development.
25. Will I receive any formal training?
26. What is the company’s promotional policy?
27. Are there opportunities for advancement within the organization?
28. When can I expect to hear from you?
Hope this is useful! Remember, preparation is key and will determine the quality of the candidates you recruit! Good luck with those interviews!