Questions Job Seekers Should Ask

Best Questions to Ask in an Interview

About the Interviewer

  • What got you to where you are today?
  • What motivates you about your role and the company?
  • How do you keep your people engaged and energised?
  • How does {company} define success?

About the Team/Culture

  • What is the most interesting experience you’ve shared with your fellow colleagues?
  • How does the team celebrate wins and keep up the morale in tough times?
  • How would you describe your team’s energy?
  • How does the team support the rest of the organisation towards achieving its’ goals?

About the Role

  • What do you think it takes for someone to be successful in this position?
  • How do you see this position progressing in the future?
  • What challenges can the position expect to face?
  • What is the day to day experience like in this position?

Feedback and Future

  • How do you think my experience can fit within the company, team and position?
  • What are the next steps after our meeting today?

Best Questions to ask Recruitment Consultants/Agents

Rapport Building

  • Why did you go into recruitment?
  • How long have you been recruiting for?

Evaluating the Recruiter

  • What clients/employers have you worked with in the past 6 months?
  • Can you tell me of some of the successful assignments you’ve worked on recently?
  • Why did you choose to specialise in recruiting for… {‘Sales and Marketing for Luxury Employers’?}
  • What are 3 important trends in the job market right now that I should be aware of?

Evaluating Yourself

  • How does my salary compare with those of similar professionals?
  • What is my employer’s brand name like in the market and how do other companies perceive my employer?
  • Where do you think I can take my career with the next two moves?
  • Are there any gaps in my experience and qualifications that I need to address?
  • What does a professional like myself need to do to remain competitive in the next five years?
  • What are some of the hottest jobs and employers in my space right now?
  • Do you have any recommendations or advice for my career?

Evaluating the Opportunity

  • Why did the last person leave the job?
  • How many people are you looking to refer to this opportunity?
  • When did you start recruiting for this job and what is your history like with this employer?
  • What is the story behind this position?
  • How much do you know about the hiring manager and the leadership styles in the company?
  • How do you recommend I answer questions about my salary expectations?

Closing

  • How do you plan to introduce me to your client?
  • When can I expect to hear more from you?
  • What will the rest of the process look like for this role?
  • Who will be on the interview panel?