During the interview you will usually be given the opportunity to ask questions. You should be prepared with questions about the organization that will help you make an intelligent decision about accepting a job offer. The questions will vary according to the type of employer and the type of position. Questions about benefits, vacation, etc., are better asked after a job offer has been made.
The following are suggestions of questions that might be appropriate to ask:
� Do you have a formal training program? How long is it? Could you describe the type of training?
� How will my performance be evaluated, and how often?
� How is the present economic situation affecting your organization?
� What are your plans for expansion in terms of product lines, services, new branches, etc.?
� How would you differentiate your company from your major competitors?
� What do you consider to be the major challenges to the industrytoday?
� What is the next step? Will I be hearing from you or should I contact you?
� What is expected of new hires?
� What are the company's most difficult challenges in the year ahead and how does the firm plan to overcome them?
� How will I know that I have met your goals?
� How often do managers conduct performance evaluations?
� How would you describe your company's management style and decision making habits?
� How do you help workers balance their personal and professional lives?
� What kinds of people are most satisfied working for your company?
� What is the staff turnover ratio?Why do you think people leave?
� What are the company's values?
� Does this position have room for growth and advancement?
� How is the company positioned against the competition?
� What does success mean to you?