Sample Questions to Ask an Employer

  1. What are the most important duties of the position?
  2. How would you describe a typical day in this position?
  3. How much travel is normally expected?
  4. Are there opportunities for additional training?
  5. Is this a new position? What is the career path for this position?
  6. How (and how often) are performance reviews given?
  7. Outside my department, who else will I work with?
  8. How much evening or weekend work is expected?
  9. Are new services or programs planned?
  10. With promotion, are transfer (overseas) opportunities available?
  11. What sort of management style is used within this organization?
  12. What do you like most/least about working here?
  13. Do employees tend to socialize with each other outside of work?
  14. What kinds of assignments might I expect the first six months on the job?
  15. What are your growth projections for next year?
  16. What is the largest single problem facing your department at this time?
  17. Has there been much turnover in this department?
  18. What skills are especially important for someone in this position?
  19. Will I be working on projects individually or as part of a team?
  20. When might I expect to hear from you about the position?

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