21 Compelling Questions To Ask at an Interview

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As important as it is for an interviewer to ask you questions, it is also vital that you have the opportunity to ask questions during the interview. You will usually be allotted time at the end of the interview to ask any questions which aren’t covered during the interview. 

Asking insightful questions demonstrates that you’ve done your research and you’re interested in the role. By asking the right questions, you can also show that you’d be a great fit within the company. 

For example, if the company gets involved with fundraising for charity, you could ask what they have planned next and highlight previous fundraising campaigns which you have been involved in. 

Avoid asking questions which have already been covered during the interview, you don’t want it to look as though you haven’t been listening! 

You should also aim to ask 2-3 insightful questions at the end of the interview. It would be wise to have 5-6 questions prepared just in case some of the questions are answered during the interview. 

Questions to ask: 

  • What’s the best part about working here?
  • Can you show me an example of something I would be working on?
  • What does a typical working day look like?
  • Is there room for progression and promotion?
  • Where have successful employees in this role moved on to?
  • What are the company's goals for the next 5 years?
  • Has the company changed much since you joined?
  • Is the role I’m applying for a new position?
  • Are there any particular challenges that come with the role?
  •  What are the most exciting plans for the company’s future?
  •  What can I do to impress you in the first few months?
  •  What do you enjoy most about your role?
  •  What is the team like that I would be a part of?
  •  What are the immediate responsibilities or issues to address?
  •  What sort of budget would I be working with?
  •  Would I have the chance to network at industry events?
  •  What are the company's most important values?
  •  How does the company ensure it upholds its values?
  • Who would I directly report to?
  • What type of technology or processes do you use?
  • What is the work culture like?

Who is Spencer Clarke Group? 

Since 2017, we've been changing the face of recruitment. From our employees, to the way we do business, to the culture within our office, we're determined to make a difference and create a positive impact on everyone around us.

Recruitment to us isn't just about matching candidates and clients; we’re passionate about finding candidates the perfect job which has the ability to boost their salary and standard of living, better their work life balance and improve their mental health. 

Similarly, we understand the impact which an experienced and skilled employee can make to a business and we love seeing clients thrive through the hard work of candidates which we have placed with them. 

We operate in two sectors:

Private Sector

Public Sector 

In eleven specialisms:

Accountancy & Finance

Education & SEND

Construction, Trades & Labour

Healthcare, Social Care & Nursing


Corporate Functions & Business Support

HR & Workforce Development

IT & Digital

Property & Asset Management  

Planning, Development & Regeneration 

Highways, Infrastructure & Engineering

If you’re searching for a new role, why not visit our job page to take a look at the latest opportunities? Alternatively, upload your CV and one of our experienced consultants will contact you when a relevant opportunity becomes available. 

If you’re struggling to fill a role, why don’t you give us a call on 01772 954200 to see how we can help? One of our consultants will be happy to listen to the challenges which you are facing and advise on the best possible solution for you.

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