interviewer asks, “Do you have any questions for me?”, this is your time to
shine. This is your time to show that
you did your homework on the firm. That
you are serious about your career. That
making a move isn’t something that you take lightly and that you want to make a
move that will have the best long-term affect for you.
started! Here are some of the questions
you should be asking:
Tell me about the firm or practice group’s culture.
You want to make sure you are you a good fit for this particular firm. You need to make sure you are comfortable with the culture and the dynamic of the firm.
Can you tell me more
about my team?
on with your colleagues is crucial to your job satisfaction – Most workers say
having friends at work is one of the most important elements to a happy working
How is work
distributed/how will I receive assignments, projects or files?
need to know how the work will flow, where your instructions will come from and
who to speak with should you have any questions.
How will my work be
evaluated? What kind of feedback can I expect to receive?
crucial to have a deep understanding of how a firm measures success.
opportunities are available?
question is important to ask, as it shows you are interested in acquiring new
skills, which will be of benefit to you and to the firm. Having access to
adequate training resources is crucial to your professional growth, no matter
what stage of your career you’re at.
What makes this firm
unique from other similar firms?
is a great opportunity to let the firm highlight everything they are proud of.
What are the biggest
challenges and opportunities facing the firm right now?
follow-up is to then use this information to demonstrate how well suited you
are to help them resolve their challenges.
you want to ask questions that are going to provide you with enough answers so
when you leave the interview, you will know whether you are interested in
proceeding with the firm and their process (assuming they choose to as well).
important to do research so that questions don’t seem too scripted, but rather
reflect a genuine interest in the specific firm. It is important to customize
the above questions so that they are relevant to the job for which you are
interviewing and reflect your own speaking style.
Thanks for reading! If you have an interview coming up and you want to run your questions by us, feel free to send us an email or give us a call.