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Old 03-19-2019, 08:42 PM
 
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Questions that I have asked (as an applicant) or been asked (as a hiring manager) include:


What is the one thing about this company/team/division that you are most proud of?


What do you like most working here?


What kind of a community partner does this company try to be? (E.g., participate in United Way, hold a leadership role in Boys & Girls Club, etc.)


What does your team/department do for fun together?


Does the company provide (or require) ongoing in-service education or training? What are some typical topics covered during regular company-wide training? About how many hours of training are provided each year?


What is the average tenure in years among the people on your team?



If promotional opportunities are important to you, it's reasonable to ask how often lead or supervisory positions are filled from within the company.



Those are general things you could probably ask at most interviews to gauge the company culture. There are more specific questions you can ask depending on the industry.



For example, when I interviewed for a job with a mortgage broker back in about 2004, I asked them if they had any plans to diversify into different areas in the event that the housing bubble burst.



When I was hiring at a company that was planning an expansion into a new market, one applicant asked me a very insightful question about how the company's marketing strategies were shifting for the new region of the country (the answer was that they weren't, and a few years later, both the expansion and the company folded).



Since most companies have a web presence nowadays, it's a lot easier to do a bit of research ahead of time to identify a few topics to ask about, but it's not a bad idea to keep two or three basic questions in the back of your mind that could be asked in any interview that can give valuable insights into the company's culture.
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Old 03-20-2019, 07:26 PM
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I certainly will be interviewing my prospective employers. " What are the day to day functions of the role?" I have learned a lot about myself with my present opportunity. It never works when I deviate from my center. Unfortunately, I am a one trick pony. Lol!
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Old 03-21-2019, 07:40 PM
 
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I certainly will be interviewing my prospective employers. " What are the day to day functions of the role?" I have learned a lot about myself with my present opportunity. It never works when I deviate from my center. Unfortunately, I am a one trick pony. Lol!
^^ Totally agree with this. I've found that when I deviate, I'm back on the job market sooner than I want to be. But, I've learned alot when I've made a bad employer pick. The pain of going thru that a few times made me a more intentional interviewee and now I seek opportunities, not jobs.
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