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Interview questions to ask!

There are thousands of articles on the internet about general questions to ask during an interview. But that’s all that is. General, generic questions.

Are they bad questions? Not at all. A lot of those questions are good questions.

However, are you asking questions just for the sake of asking questions? It is said that asking questions during an interview shows your interest in the company. But asking about things that don’t matter to you as an individual is not helpful.

Now what kind of questions should you ask? If you care about work-life balance, ask about that.

  1. Have you read the company’s mission? Where they are going?

  2. Have they been profitable in the last few years?

  3. When was the last time they laid people off?

  4. What is their work from home policy?

  5. What is their culture like?

Again, this is just one set of questions, ask questions you want answers to. Is asking questions from those thousands of articles useful? Not if you don’t get the answers to the questions you care about.

When I interviewed with my current company, I asked about their Glassdoor reviews because some of them was worrisome. I asked about my manager’s management style. I asked about the kind of problems they are trying to solve and what kind of people would be able to help.

At the end of the day, you should ask questions. Any question is better than no question.

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