5 Unique Questions To Ask in a Job Interview

5 Great Questions To Ask in a Job Interview From a Recuiter
by Lauren McGoodwin
Photos Joe Kathrina | January 06, 2017
You know they're going to say, "Do you have any questions for me?" But what questions should you ask at the end of your job interview? 
It’s always important to ask questions at the end of your interview because it’s a time to actively engage with your interviewer and show them that you’ve done your homework on the company and position. Before I started Career Contessa and was working as a recruiter for Hulu, it used to drive me completely insane when I opened the interview to questions, and the candidate just said "I don't think I have anything else." And it was almost (almost) as annoying when a candidate asked me a question they could have found on our website. If I thought: "Google it," they were out. I wanted someone who could think critically and cared enough to learn everything they could about the company before they stepped in the door.  

That final question is your moment. It's the time to gain as much clarity as you can around the company, department, and role so you can feel confident about accepting the job if you get the offer. And asking unique questions a recruiter or potential boss hasn't heard before? One of the easiest ways to make sure they'll remember you. 

The 5 Most Revealing Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

  • Will there be any form of training provided? How will I be onboarded?
  • Who will be my direct supervisor?
  • What process will be used to evaluate my performance?
  • What is the typical career path for people in this position?
  • Does the company offer any opportunities for professional development?
It’s important to start your career within a company that offers opportunities for growth, but before you can grow, you need to be clear on what you’re doing day-to-day so that you feel confident that you’re moving forward and making an impact. These questions will definitely highlight whether a job is a good fit for the first stage of your career!

What are some questions you've asked that have been successful for you?