Ask questions that will make them remember you.
Over the past two years, I spent a lot of time to research and construct good questions to ask during interviews. I have collected some good questions from other sites along with my interview experiences to share with you.
These questions are just my personal preference. I usually don’t like asking really common questions such as “What is the culture like at this company?” There are probably a lot of other candidates who asked the same question, and sometimes you could tell from the interviewers’ tone and responses that they already have their answers memorized.
So I prefer to ask questions that will make them remember you. Or questions that require some thinking to build a two-way-street.
Questions to ask HR people who have little technical background (I will make another post that focus more on the technical aspect):
- What concerns do you have about me for this position?
- What do you hope to accomplish at this company in the next ten years?
- What are the biggest challenges the company is facing right now?
- How would you handle conflicts with your teammates or colleagues?
- What is the most frustrating part of working here?
- If you could improve one thing about the company, what would it be?
My favorite questions to ask:
- What does the company do to address gender and diversity issues?
- One of your mission is to ________. Could you tell me a situation where you witnessed this happen?