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Examples of Questions to Ask Employers

Things to Ask:

  • Please describe the duties of the job for me.
  • What kinds of assignments might I expect the first six months on the job?
  • What products (or services) are in the developmental stage now?
  • Do you have plans for expansion?
  • In what ways is your organization involved in the community or in the environmental concerns??
  • Is this a new position?
  • What is the largest single problem facing your staff (or department) now?
  • What is the career ladder for this position?
  • How are job performances evaluated? How often?
  • What is a typical work day like?
  • Is there a formal training program or on the job training?
  • Is there a probation period? Afterwards, will I have increased authority and responsibilities?
  • Will I have my own projects?
  • Will I be supervising others?
  • Do you fill positions from the outside or promote from within first?
  • To whom would I report?
  • What qualities are you looking for in the candidate who fills this position?
  • What skills are important? Are creativity and individuality encouraged?
  • Where does this department fit in the organization?
  • What characteristics do the achievers in this company seem to share?
  • Is there team/project work? Will I have the opportunity to work on special projects?
  • What kind of equipment/technology is available for use on the job?
  • Does your company provide/encourage additional training or education?
  • What is the next step in the hiring process?
  • When might I expect to hear from you?

Things to NOT Ask:

  • What is the salary?
  • How much vacation will I get?
  • What are the benefits?
  • How secure is the job?
  • How soon will there be a promotion?
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