What questions to use at your first interview

Make a list with all the questions you want to address to your potential employer. Try not to add too much and at the same time make sure is not shallow. Start with the most vital questions for you. Their answers will offer guidance, you will know if the role is suitable or not. And if you should accept it in case you receive a job offer.

Engage in a refreshing manner

Next include the rest of your questions. It’s all about what you would like to find out but you could leave the interview without knowing the answers. It wouldn’t affect your decision to accept the role. You want to put them in order, though you don’t know if you’ll have time to get them out of your hat. Here, at Marton Recruitment, we wrote for you a few proposals. And yet, there could be an infinity of possibilities… this time we limited ourselves to ten.

Tailor your interview questions according to your needs

You should keep in mind the type of job you are targeting and what you want to know specifically. For example, if you have to travel for work, then you have to ask this during the interview and discuss all these aspects. Likewise, if you have particular needs in terms of working hours, if you have certain requirements or any disabilities. Make sure that your potential employer could offer what you are looking for.

Ten first interview suggestions for questions

  • How would you describe the company’s values?
  • Is this a new position?
  • Why is this position available?
  • How does the company measure success in general?
  • What are the company’s plans for growth?
  • Can people develop rapidly here?
  • How many people left the company last year?
  • What’s the most important thing I need to achieve in my first months?
  • How will the company measure my success?
  • What is the starting date for this position?


For more interview pointers check these 5 Tough Interview Questions & How to Answer Them.


Good luck from all of us at Marton Recruitment.