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Question 1 of 30
How do you feel I stand out from your other candidates?
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By asking this question, you are trying to find out the areas that the interviewer finds you to be the most impressive. If the interviewer tells you where you best stand out, you can use this information as positive leverage in your future interviews.

The interviewer will most likely not mention any details about the other candidates, but they should let you know a few positives stand-outs in your application.

Perhaps you are the strongest in a particular software program, or maybe your energetic personality makes you a great candidate. Whatever the interviewer's reply, be sure to thank them for the positive feedback.
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Question 2 of 30
Are there any expectations related to overnight travel or eventual relocation?
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Travel and eventual relocation are topics often included in the job posting, but they are not always. These topics are more relevant to specific job functions such as sales, business development, client management, or leadership positions.

If these topics remain unmentioned in the job posting, you can say: "Could you share with me if there is daytime or overnight travel in this role? Also, I know that your headquarters are in Texas. Will there be the potential need for relocation at any point?"
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"Could you share with me if there is daytime or overnight travel in this role? Also, I know that your headquarters are in Texas. Will there be the potential need for relocation at any point?"
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Question 3 of 30
Who does this position report to?
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This question is a simple one, meant to be asked in early stage interviews, only when you do not know who oversees the day-to-day activities of this role.

It is common to report to more than one person. Once you are told whom you will be reporting to, be sure to go on LinkedIn and study their profiles and past career. This information will be helpful to you in your future interviews.

If the interviewer is not yet sure who you will be reporting to, this is an indication of internal restructuring. If this is the case, you need to dig deeper and ask more questions about the way the office or department is set up.
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Question 4 of 30
What is your management style?
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This question is a very direct one, and forces the interviewer to give you a substantial reply regarding how they plan to manage you, should you be the successful candidate.

There are a variety of management styles and, before your interview, you should put thought into the management methods to which you best respond.

These are the most common styles of management:

- Administrative (process, process, process!)
- Authoritarian (they thrive on authority)
- Democratic (participative decision making)
- Laissez-Faire (minimal direction, you are self-guided)
- Leaders (motivating and influential)
- Political (all tactics and strategy)
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Question 5 of 30
Which tools and resources would be provided to me, to ensure my success?
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Question 6 of 30
How do you encourage continued learning opportunities and professional development?
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Question 7 of 30
Which programs do you use to manage workflow and communication?
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Question 8 of 30
How can I begin to prepare myself for success in this position?
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Question 9 of 30
How would you measure my success in this role?
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Question 10 of 30
How often do you have performance reviews, or offer feedback to your employees?
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Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 08/02/2018
Last modified on: 08/04/2018
Question 11 of 30
How do you set clear goals and targets for your employees?
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Question 12 of 30
What is the most critical function in this position?
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Question 13 of 30
What are the next steps in your interview process?
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Question 14 of 30
Is there anything about my background that I can further clarify for you?
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Question 15 of 30
Is there any reason why you feel I would not be a good fit for this position?
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Question 16 of 30
How would you describe the company culture?
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Question 17 of 30
Could you explain to me the typical career path of someone in this role?
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Question 18 of 30
What has been the company's most significant innovation this year?
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Question 19 of 30
What is this company's biggest struggle right now?
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Question 20 of 30
Who are your top competitors, and how do you stand apart?
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Question 21 of 30
What is the most exciting goal for this company in the next year?
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Question 22 of 30
Is this a replacement search, or a newly created position?
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Question 23 of 30
Can you share with me a bit about the training schedule and process?
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Question 24 of 30
What would you like to see from me in the first 30 days?
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Question 25 of 30
In your opinion, how can I best succeed in this role?
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Question 26 of 30
What does an average day look like, in this role?
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Question 27 of 30
Could you share with me the average employee tenure in this role, and in your company as a whole?
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Question 28 of 30
What is your ideal timeline for this hiring decision?
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Question 29 of 30
What is the most important quality to possess in this role?
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Question 30 of 30
What is your favorite part of working here?
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