Sample questions to ask at the interview

The interview is a two-way process. You need to interview the company to find out if the company and the position are right for you. Prepare the questions that you want answered and ask them. If you ask open questions, e.g. those beginning 'What?', 'How?', 'Where?', 'Who?' or 'Will?' it will encourage your interviewer to talk and provide you with additional information.

Consider some of the following

Why is this position available?
What will my responsibilities be?
How will you assess my performance?
What training will I receive, internally and externally?
What encouragement is given to undertake further training?
Who would you consider to be your major competition in the market place?
What are the company future goals and how close are you to achieving them?
Where is the company going? Expansion plans?
How will you measure my performance and how often?
How do you see this role developing in the future?
Will the position entail traveling?
Where does my line manager fit into the structure?
How does this department function within the company structure?
How does the role fit into the structure of the department?
Who will I report to and are there persons reporting to me?
Who are your customers?
How soon will you decide on the appointment?
What is the next step?