An interview isn’t just a chance for the employer to get to know you—it’s also a chance for you to get to know the company at which you’re applying. Just as the hiring manager is trying to figure out whether you’d be a good fit for the company, you in turn should make sure that the job, company culture and work environment is a good fit for you!
Coming to the interview with some questions prepared in advance demonstrates to the employer that you’re interested in more than a paycheck—you’re interested in becoming a contributing, integrated member of the team and organization.
Use the following list of questions as a starting point when thinking about what to ask the hiring manager:
Now complete the following exercise, keeping in mind the specific company or agency at which you want to interview.
Develop at least five questions you could ask in the interview and add them to the list you started above.