The best questions to ask in your job interview
Lynne Tye Jan 08, 2018 Updated on Jan 09, 2018
The one question every interviewer asks is, "Do you have any questions for me?"
Most of us forget to prepare questions, so we make up generic ones on the spot, or say, "Mmm... well... no, I think you covered everything!"
It's an incredibly important part of the interview, which I why I went ahead and compiled thoughtful questions for you!
Culture Queries gives you the best questions to ask your interviewer.
Here's an example:
👎 Don't ask: "Is there work/life balance here?"
👍 Do ask: "How responsive are people to emails/Slack over the weekends and after 6pm?"
Why? Because some interviewers will interpret the first question as an unwillingness to work hard. Plus, a yes or no question that is so direct will almost certainly get you a canned response. Instead, ask a more specific question that gives you an idea of what the expected working hours are and how team members communicate with one another without sounding like you're already trying to cut corners.
I'm still making improvements and adding content, but I hope it'll be a useful resource for anyone preparing for interviews. Culture Queries is made for developers, by a developer (aka me 🙋🏻), so all feedback (good, bad, ugly) is welcome and appreciated.
Good luck on all of your interviews! And remember: you're evaluating the company as much as they're evaluating you. 🙌