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The Top Candidate Interview Questions for Hiring Managers
Great interviewers know exactly how to get the right information from a candidate. In a short discussion, the right hiring manager will find out if this person has the right skills, experience, and attitude to be a part of their organization.
But an interview goes both ways. An intelligent candidate will also have some questions about the position, business, and team to help inform their own decision. Therefore, it’s wise for an interviewer to prepare to answer these questions from candidates to ensure that a job offer would be fruitful for both parties.
In order to present their company in the best light, hiring managers should always be prepared to answer these interview questions from a candidate:
- What does a typical day in this role look like? What are the responsibilities/tasks?
- What is your favorite thing about working here?
- What are the next steps in the interview process?
- What are the company’s values? How do you expect employees to reflect those values?
- How does this role further the company’s mission or goals?
- How is success measured? How is the review structure?
- What does the development path look like for someone in this position?
- Who would I be working with day to day?
- What do you expect would be the most challenging part of this job for me?
- What is one problem the team is facing that I may be asked to solve?
- Are there any skills gaps on the team?
- What sort of budget does someone in this position typically work with?
- What does the training program look like?
- Are there opportunities for me to go to conferences or take classes in order to develop my skills?
- Why did the last person in this position move on?
- What does the turnover rate look like here?
- Where did you work before you came to this company?
- What are this team’s current goals? How are they working toward them?
- Will I have direct reports? What can you tell me about them?
- Could you describe the company culture? Are there any office traditions?
- Is work here typically collaborative or independent?
- Where do you see the company in five years?
- Is there anything in my background or experience that makes you doubt that I’d be successful in this role?
- If you were going through the hiring process all over again, what would you ask your interviewer/hiring manager?