Questions to Ask

The Building Talent team offer some guidance for securing your dream role.


An interview is not only an opportunity for the employer to assess your suitability for the role; it’s also your opportunity to interview them.  When deciding whether to accept a job offer, it’s important that you know exactly what the job, the company and the working environment are like.

This is your opportunity to find out.

Below are some example questions that you could use, but think about what’s important to you.

  • What opportunities are there for career progression / learning and development?
  • What is the working environment like?
  • What is the size of the team I will be working in?
  • What is the culture of both the team and the company?
  • What does a typical day look like?
  • What do you view as the most challenging aspect of the role?
  • What are you looking for in the successful candidate?
  • Why is this job available?
  • What is it that attracted you to this company?
  • What do you enjoy about working for this company?
  • What benefits do you offer?
  • What is your USP (Unique Selling Point) – what makes them different from their competitors?
  • Do you have any remaining questions for me or is there anything that you’d like further clarification on from me?
  • If you feel comfortable to do so, then consider asking to meet a member of the team over a coffee so you can speak to them about what it’s like working there
  • What are the next steps and when can you expect to hear from them?

It is important that you take a pen and paper in with you to any interview.  This will ensure that you don’t forget to ask anything and you can also write down other questions that you think of during the course of the interview (as well as notes on the answers).

You can either save these questions for the end or ask them as they come up throughout the interview, but always leave one or two to close off the interview.  My personal preference is to ask questions throughout, as this turns the interview into more of a conversation and helps to build rapport.

Now that you’ve got your questions sorted, check out some further hints and tips that will give you the best chances of being successful.

If you’d prefer to talk to someone with vast experience of preparing job seekers of all levels for job interviews, then please reach out to Steve and he’ll be happy to talk you through this.

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