Hiring managers always close an interview by asking “Do you have any questions?”
Depending on how the interview is going, it can be hard to come up with things to ask.
So here are 5 interview questions for web developer applicants to ask.
1. How do you see the role developing?
As an applicant this helps you identify what the growth and progression prospects are in the company. They might be non-existent. But that may suite you too.
2. How will my success in this role be measured?
Always a good question to ask as an applicant, because you’ll know exactly what is expected of you when you start. Also if there is an opportunity for the role to develop, you will know what goals need to be hit in order to receive recognition and promotion.
3. What do you like about working here? How long have you been here and why did you take the job?
This is a reversal of the classic “why do you want to work for this company?” question. Except now the applicant gets to ask “Why do you still work for this company?” This can be incredibly insightful and paint a clearer picture of the company, its culture and whether the person interviewing actually likes working there or not.
4. Where do you see the company in the next 5 years?
Once again, this is a reversal of the classic “Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?” It’s a great way to assess whether the company is heading towards profitability and expansion or just ticking along, because this ties into the potential development of the role a candidate is applying for.
5. What is the company culture like? Do you socialise much outside of work?
This not only gives an applicant a chance to better understand the company culture and attitude to work and communications, but also how social, friendly and welcoming other staff will be.
As well as finding out more information about the company, the job and the people an applicant will be working with, asking these questions also demonstrates to an interviewer preparedness, suitability and enthusiasm for the role.