Questions to ask at a job interview

Whilst figuring out how to answer interview questions (from competency questions to second interview questions) is key, you also need to make sure you’ve prepared the right questions to ask in a job interview. To make sure you don’t draw a blank, we’ve outlined the best job interview questions for employers, along with the questions you should never ask at an interview.

Questions to ask at the end of a job interview

The most important thing to remember is that an interview is a two way process. Here are some great questions you could ask potential employers.

Should I ask about salary at my interview?

Nothing divides interview opinion quite as much as salary. To make sure you know exactly when (and how) to ask about salary at your interview, here are a few of our top tips:

Five questions you should never ask at an interview

Some questions are better left unasked. Here are five that you should never bring up at an interview:

How to survive an exit interview

So it’s official. You’ve decided to move on. Now comes the hard part: the dreaded exit interview. To help you avoid any unnecessary awkwardness, here’s our comprehensive exit interview survival guide:

Five character questions, and the answers that will get you hired

Your character is the single most reliable predictor of what you’ll achieve in your career, making it top priority for many employers. Don’t believe us? Here are five of our favourite character questions – and our advice on how to answer them:


What are the most common interview questions?

Some of the most common interview questions include: ‘why do you want this job?’, ‘what are your strengths?’, and ‘what salary are you looking for?’ However, there are many different types of interview question, so we recommend doing as much research as you can before the big day.   

What are the best questions to ask after a job interview?

Some job interview questions we recommend asking employers are: ‘tell me more about this role’, ‘how would you describe the ideal candidate?’, and ‘when can I expect to hear from you?’. However, there are lots of options out there – so it’s always worth checking out examples before the interview.

Which questions shouldn’t you ask at an interview?

Don’t ask anything inappropriate or unprofessional. Other questions we’d avoid asking at an interview include ‘what does your company do?’ and ‘can I move into other areas of the business?’ – as they might lead the interviewer to question your commitment to the role.

Should you ask about salary at an interview?

There are no set rules on whether you should ask about salary at an interview. However, we’d say that if you pick the right moment, and have an idea of average salaries for the role in your area, you should have nothing to worry about. To check what you could be earning, try using our average salary checker.

How do you know if you got the job?

The employer or recruiter will be in touch to tell you whether or not you’ve got the job. However, there are some key things to look out for during the interview, which could be an indication. We cover the main ones in our article on signs your interview went well.