1. Is this a newly created role, or an existing one?
2. (If new) What are the skills an ideal candidate should have for this role?
3. (If existing) What traits of the previous employee made them successful or unsuccessful in this role?
4. What would my typical day-to-day look like?
5. What does your typical day-to-day look like?
6. What is the most recent project your team completed?
7. What is the most important task or achievement you’d like me to accomplish in the first 90 days?
8. Can you tell me about the company’s current plans and future outlook for growth?
9. Where do you see the company being in five years, and how does that relate to your key performance metrics?
10. I’ve read ____ about the company, and the article was very critical. Could you give me your perspective on this issue?
11. I researched [recent successful project], but would love to hear your story about how the idea came to fruition and how it was executed.
Team & Company Culture
12. Will I be collaborating with teammates on shared projects or working on independent tasks?
13. Could you tell me about how the team interacts outside the workplace?
14. Who will be my direct supervisor and what is their managing style?
15. Do you and the team prefer to go out for lunch or bring food from home?
16. What makes [company] different from any other workplaces you’ve been at?
17. What made you want to join this company?
18. Are there any concerns you have about my background that I haven’t addressed?
19. Are there any other questions that you wanted to ask me?
20. Is there anyone else you at [company] you think it'd be helpful for me to speak with?
21. What are the next steps in the interview process?