Interviewing Your Interviewers

By, 12/27/2011

Interviewing your interviewers may seem like a novel idea. But it’s likely more important than you realize. If you’re on the job hunt, especially your first job hunt, it’s important to remember an interview is a two-way street. Just as a company wants to get to know you, you should get to know the company you might be working for. Finding the right fit, for the company and yourself, can be a critical component to career success. Here are some thoughtful questions you might consider asking:

  • What’s your company culture like?
  • How are workdays structured?
  • What’s the office setup like?
  • How do employees and managers typically communicate?
  • How do performance assessments work?
  • How are vacation and sick day benefits structured?
  • How has the company grown over the past few years?
  • What are the firm’s goals for the next few years?
  • What are some things the firm could be doing better right now or try to improve?