To Ask Employers
While impressing an interviewer with your knowledge of an industry and charisma is important, preparing questions to ask the employer about the industry, company, or position is equally as important. Asking questions also provides you with an opportunity to explore whether the company and the particular position are a good match for you.
Sample Questions to Ask Employers
Q: I read in your literature that your training program is comprised of three six-month rotations. Does the employee have any input into where s/he will go at the end of each rotation? How do you evaluate the employee's performance during the training period?
Q: I read in Business Week that one of your major competitors is increasing its market share in your main market. What plans does your firm have to regain its lost market share?
Q: Can you please tell me how your career has developed at this organization? Would someone entering the firm today have similar opportunities?
Q: What is an average week in this job really like?
Q: Do you offer mentor programs to junior employees?
Q: What are the organization's plans for future growth or change?
Q: How would you differentiate your company from your competitors?
Q: What characteristics does a successful person have in your organization?