32 impressive questions to ask during an interview

The job interview is your chance to impress your future employer. If you bomb the interview, you can kiss your chances of getting hired goodbye. 

Remember, your interviewers have seen it all. They know what to expect from most candidates at the end of the interview. They robotically ask the same questions, over and over. 

Don’t be a candidate who asks the same ol’ questions.  

Make a great impression not only by answering their questions well but by asking impressive questions that will help seal the deal. 

In your next interview, ask some of these questions, and you might improve your chances of getting the job. 

Here are 32 of the most impressive questions to ask in your next interview. Keep in mind that you’re not expected to ask every one of these questions! That’s too many. 

Instead, pick and choose a few questions that relate best to your future employer and the job opportunity that you are applying for. 

Job-related questions

1: Can you describe the day-to-day responsibilities of this position?

2: What are some critical projects that I would be tackling in this position?

3: What are the most important things that you would like to see accomplished in this position?

4: Are there opportunities for advancement in this position? What are they?

5: Will I need to undergo any training before settling into the job?

6: Is this a new role that’s been created, or an existing position that needs to be refilled?

7: Do you expect the responsibilities to change for this position in the next 12 months?

8: Would I be representing the company at industry or trade shows?

9: What are the performance expectations for this position over the next year?

10: Will I be working closely with other team members in this role?

11: Are there other departments within the company that I will need to interface with?

12: What are the most likely career paths for this position?

13: Is there anything in my background that makes you cautious?

14: What impact does this role have on the company’s success?

15: How long does it usually take for new employees to get up to speed?

16: What are the next steps in the hiring process? 

Company-related questions

1: How long have you worked for this company?

2: Where do you think the company is headed in the next five or 10 years?

3: What do you like most about working for this company?

4: Does the company provide time off for employees to attend conferences?

5: Are there opportunities for training or professional development?

6: Does the company enforce yearly performance reviews? What does that process look like?

7: Who is the biggest competitor of this company?

8: What are some of the challenges facing the company right now?

9: I have read about how the company was founded. Can you tell me a bit more?

10: Does the company plan to release any new products or services in the next year?

11: Are you excited about the company’s growth potential?

12: Would you describe the work environment here to be casual or more formal?

13: Are there any fun company-wide or office traditions?

14: Do employees tend to hang out together outside of the office?

15: Has the company changed significantly since you were hired?

16: How would you describe the company culture?

Leave the hiring manager with a good lasting impression at the end of the interview by asking some creative questions that they may not be used to.