Good questions to ask in an interview? I’m rusty
Here are some from the list I keep on my phone. Never know when you’ll find yourself in an interview!
These are excellent. Thanks for sharing.
I always like “if you were me, is there any reason you WOULDN’T want this job?” That always throws them but 99% of the time they’ve liked that question—makes them think about there warts their place might have.
Why ask if you were me and not just plainly what gives you reservations about working here?
A question I prefer is why shouldn’t we hire you?
How do you pronounce “GIF”?
How often will i be doing work that isn’t on the website? Don’t get dooped into a “great opportunity” that’s actually just making banners and repurposing copy constantly. Speaking from experience.
“What would success look like for me in 30/60/90 days”
Makes them think about how they can set you up for success and their own expectations
Who’d you vote for?
Hi Rusty, I’m Alex.
A good question would be “how do you feel about dad jokes?”
Mom's are too respected to tell jokes.
I had a new grad ask why we didn’t have as cool of an office as her internship agency. That was memorable.
Besides the people, what do you feel is really different about this agency vs your competition?
When interviewing with a more senior leader: Where does the agency intend to see itself in a year? Get them to dig into future plans/goals, etc. If it’s just “increase our client base, etc” and nothing about the people/culture comes up, may be a red flag.
I also like to use as a soft close/exit: what work did you see this year that you wished you had made? Just gives you a sense of what they think is great.
Playing off of CD1, a positive spin is "what do you like about working here?"
Puts them in a positive mood, makes them try to sell the job to *you.*
Generally had good response from it.
I always ask the interviewer, beyond the day to day responsibilities, what can the person in this role to help them do their job better.
What makes you stay at this agency?
One thing I always bomb with in interviews is talking about current work in the industry. I just don’t keep up on that shit and higher ups all fuckin love it. I mean that’s basically their job, so it makes sense. But I forget you gotta play the game.
Look out the window thoughtfully and say “how far up do you think we are?”
how heavy do you weigh?
Do you or anyone in a leadership position here believe that the earth is flat?
“What is your measure of success?”
Because it gives a sense of what’s important to leadership.
Is there music played in the bathrooms here?
Is that your hand on my thigh ?
Where do babies come from?
Nice to meet you, Rusty.
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