It’s ok to bring a list in with you.  Here are some areas that are always appropriate:

  • What are the goals of the: role, team, organization?
  • Who would be my: internal clients, team?
  • What would the success metrics of my: work, role, team, manager?
  • What would a typical day look like?
  • What skills would be required of me on a daily basis?  Project basis? 
  • What would be the best traits for success in this role?

One question that is always appreciated:

  • How could I best support you in this role? The hiring manager?  The internal team?  The client?

One question that always goes over well:

  • How did you get started?  (Or anything to get the interviewer to talk about his / her self)

Make your list up the night before.  Use the organization's website for ideas but focus more on the job description.  You want to know the organization's customer, market and competition.  You don't want to ask about your career path, or what the company has to offer YOU until you have a written offer.


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AuthorAmy Feind-Reeves