You want to make a great impression during your interview. You are ready for them to ask you anything about your experience and why you’re an ideal candidate for the job. But, if you really want to impress an employer, you should have some questions of your own.

If you want to leave a lasting impression, there are some questions candidates can ask the interviewer that will make them stand out. It changes the dynamic of the interview. It shows the interviewer you are serious about the role. It will also help you answer whether you want to work for the company or not.

killer interview questions to ask your employer

Here are some killer interview questions to ask employers:


1. What Is the Typical Career Progression for People in This Role?

This question will tell you right away if it is a dead-end job or if there is room to grow and where your career could go with the company.

2. Is There Anything You Need Me to Provide Clarification About?

This question allows the interviewer to quickly circle back and ask follow-up questions about things in your resume or interview. It’s your opportunity to drive home any points you think you missed or want to emphasize.

3. How Has Your Job Changed Since You’ve Worked Here?

This will give you some insights into the interviewer’s experience with the company. They could provide you with invaluable information about the company’s culture and how much people are valued internally.

4. What Is the Company Working On? What Developments Are in the Hopper?

Where a company is now and where it is going in the future can be very different. You want to make sure your future goals align with the company’s so it’s easier for them to find a good fit for you.

5. Who Will I Be Working With? Who Do I Report To?

Asking this question will let you know about the types and number of people you’ll work closely with each day. You’ll get some insights into the day-to-day. And you will learn about your manager and how the relationship will shape up.

Have four or five good questions ready. The questions you’ll want to ask will depend on the role and what you know about the company. It’s likely one or two may get answered by the interviewer. You don’t want to ask a question when you already have the answer.

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Mark Rouse Marketing Recruiter

Mark Rouse

Mark leads Canada’s largest Marketing Communications & Media recruitment practice. Leveraging close to two decades of industry experience in the Marketing Services and Agency businesses, he has been responsible for hiring, developing, and retaining top talent as Vice-President with companies such as Young & Rubicam, Wunderman, and J. Walter Thompson.

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