• Please define the scope of the position and the technical skills preferred.
  • Please identify qualities of the successful people in the group.
  • Tell me about the group’s chemistry and working relationship.
  • What is the opportunity for growth/career progression?
  • How would you describe a typical day in this position?
  • How much travel is normally expected?
  • Why is the position currently open?
  • is the position newly created or did the previous employee leave? Why?
  • Outside my group, who else will I work with?
  • How often are performance reviews given?
  • Does the company sponsor professional training programs?
  • How many people in the group go through training programs each year?
  • What do you feel will be my greatest challenge the first 6 months?
  • Who is your competition?
  • How are you positioned (strategically) in your market-space?
  • What are the barriers (if any) to your success in their market-space?
  • What new product lines/services are planned or have been announced recently?
  • How long have you been with XXX?
  • What is your background?  Where have you worked for previously?
  • What do you like best about XXX?  What keeps you here?
  • What do you like least about XXX?
  • What has been your biggest challenge while at XXX?
  • What one thing would you change about your position or XXX?
  • How many people are you interviewing for this position?
  • Is there anything missing from my background that you feel may prevent me from doing the job? 
  • When should I follow-up with you?
Last modified: March 23, 2019



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