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Suggestions on What to Ask Hiring Managers

At the end of a hiring interview, the recruiter or hiring manager usually gives you the opportunity to ask questions about the open position or the company. They do this in terms to find out if you are really interested in the company culture and the role. It’s good to ask one or two questions to show your commitment.

You can choose from the following suggestions what you would like to hear from recruiters or hiring managers about the role or company:

Information about the role

  • How would you describe a typical day in this position?

  • Where does the role fit into the organizational chart of the company and to whom does it report?

  • What significance does this role have within the company?

  • What benefits do you offer employees?

  • Why is this position available?

  • Is overtime expected?

  • Is remote work possible?

Information about the management

  • What is the management style of the company?

  • How does the company see its growth and advancement in the next years?

  • How has the company changed in recent years?

Information about the assessments

  • How are the evaluations scheduled?

  • How does the company provide feedback to its employees?

  • How can you advance in the company?

  • What is the biggest challenge of this role?

Information about the company culture

  • Why do you enjoy working here?

  • What is the least favourite part of working for the company?

  • Why do the employees enjoy working here?

  • What are the company’s values?

  • What career development opportunities do you offer?

Many of these questions may arise during the interview, so they do not need further clarification. However, they can inspire you to ask questions to get a better picture of the job and the potential employer and to convince yourself that it is the best choice for you.

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