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Hi! I have an exploratory interview coming up with a hiring manager at a startup. I reached out to her on LinkedIn, asked if she would be open to connecting and she is. I’m very excited about this opportunity and want to make a good first impression. Meeting is via zoom so I’m treating it like an actual interview. What are some good questions to ask? Appreciate the help :)

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Don't bask anything that can be read about the company on they're website or Wikipedia. Do ask about the intangibles (long term goals for the company, what is the culture like to work there). Only ask questions if you're curious about the answers- your authentic interest will do wonders for your reputation.

Show you’ve done your industry research - ask how they are differentiating from competitors, how they are preparing for trends in the industry etc

I had an interview with a start up and asked what were the most pressing issues of the company/the specific team I was interviewing for. By the end of the interview I realised that I'm not a good fit for the role I was interviewing for. However, I told them that I can add value and solve the issues they talked about. They created a role for me. I feel most start ups are flexible and are looking for people to add value. Good luck, hope this helps!

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