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Interview questions

The company

  • What is it about the Company that makes people want to stay?/made you join & stay?
  • What position does the company hold in the market place?
  • What are the company's plans for the future?
  • How many offices are there?
  • How does the company encourage a coming together of staff through activities?

The department

  • What exactly does the department do in terms of the overall company?
  • What is the structure of the department?
  • What are the ages of the people in the department?/ What age group are the other members of the department?
  • What is/are the personality/ies of the people I would be working for/with?
  • How closely does this department work with other areas of the company?
  • How does this department compare in size to others within the organisation?
  • To what extent do you encourage staff to interact between departments?

Training and appraisals

  • What sort of training is offered to staff within the department?
  • Is training provided in-house or are courses held externally?
  • What training facilities are available within the department/company?
  • How often do you hold meetings to assess the skills/abilities/progress of staff?

The job

  • How would you describe a typical day for the person doing this job?
  • Who is doing the job at the moment?
  • What sort of handover will there be with the person who is currently doing this job?
  • Why did the last person leave? Were they with you for a long time?
  • What type of person are you looking for to fill this role?
  • Who would I be reporting to?
  • How long has the person I will be working for been here?
  • How long would you expect a person to stay in this role?
  • Will there be the opportunity to become involved and work on my own initiative?

[Note: For specific/appropriate roles only]

  • What structures are in place for career development?
  • What are the promotional prospects?/What prospects are there for career progression?
  • How do you encourage staff to progress within the company?
  • What are the long term development opportunities for this role?

Interview Process

  • At what stage of the interview process would I be able to see the office I would work in and meet other members of the department?
  • When can I look around the department where I would be working?
  • When do you think you will decide on your short list for second interviews?
  • How many more people do you expect to interview for this position?
  • When do you expect to be able to make a decision?