1. What is the company culture like?
Candidates need to ask questions about the dynamics of a company’s environment. That means discovering what the company’s communication channels are and how they match your personality.
2. What constitutes success?
Just because you’re looking for a job doesn’t mean you can’t show excitement about a position and ask the interviewer about how the company would measure your success if hired.
3. Who previously held this position?
When a position opens up, there’s always a backstory. Was the previous employee promoted? Was he or she let go? Is it a new role, created out of an expansion at the company, or, on the other hand, a consolidation of positions?
4. Is there anything missing from my resume?
By asking an interviewer if there’s something missing or of concern on your resume, you give yourself an opportunity to address that problem before your potential employer makes a decision.
5. What comes next?
Don’t be silent at the end of an interview. Even if you’ve asked a slew of great questions, you need to find out about the next steps so you can close on a strong note.