Job interview questions

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On this page I'll compile a list of job interview questions people often come across and, just as important, some questions you can/should ask the interviewer if given a chance.

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Questions for the Interviewer

  • What do you expect me to accomplish in the first 60 to 90 days?
    • shows that you want to hit the ground running and make a difference right away
  • What are the common attributes of your top performers?
    • shows you want to be a top performer - and also gives insight into what attributes (initiative, working overtime, etc) the company most values
  • What are a few things that really drive results for the company?
    • shows that you want the company to succeed - new employees are an investment, and you want that to pay off
  • What do employees do in their spare time?
    • might be tricky to answer, but could also show employees interact outside of work and can maintain a personal / balance life.
  • How do you plan to deal with...?
    • here you can research if there's any big competitors or challenges facing the company.

More Personal

  • I'd love to hear more about what you do at the company. (in cases where interviewing is not the person's primary role)
    • everyone loves talking about themselves
  • What do you love most about your job / team?
    • positive question.
  • What's one thing you'd change about your company / team?
    • challenge question, might find even discover a red flag.