How To Create Insightful Interview Questions

Interviewing for a job can be a nerve-racking process, especially at the end when the interviewer asks: “Do you have any questions”.

This is not just an act of courtesy on behalf of the interviewer, they actually expect you to ask questions, and more importantly will be judging you based on the questions that you ask. In fact, a survey by has revealed that one of the top 15 reasons that recruiters reject candidates is a ‘failure to ask questions about the job’.

To help you prepare some great questions, take a look at these 5 sample questions. You’ll see that they not only to give the interviewer more information about you, but can also provide you with some valuable insight about the company, their vision and whether or not you are going to be a good fit for the organization.

  • If I were to start tomorrow, what would be the top priority on my to-do list?
  • What are the top two personality traits someone needs in order to be successful at this position?
  • What improvements or changes do you hope the new candidate will bring to this position?
  • I know this company prides itself on X and Y, so what would you say is the most important aspect of your culture?
  • Is there anything that stands out that makes you think I might not be the right fit for this job?

Remember, these are just sample questions. It up to you to do some research and come up with questions that show how knowledgeable you are about the company, as well as questions that will help you gain the information you need to make a decision that’s right for you.

Good luck with your next interview! If you need any help with your resume or want some practice at interviewing don’t hesitate to give us a call.

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