Adventures in Marketing Blog Provides Top 25 Questions to Ask at Your Next Interview

New York, NY, January 14, 2010 --( With so many people out of work these days the overwhelming majority of professional job seekers turn to the web and social networking sites for career advice. Literally hundreds of career coaches, resume and cover letter professionals, job sites, etc. can easily be found on Google, Bing and a myriad of other search engines in a matter of seconds.

But what do you do with all of that information? More importantly, once you get the interview what questions do you ask? How many questions should you ask? How do I bring up compensation and benefits?

The business blog, "Adventures in Marketing" literally scoured various LinkedIn Groups and compiled a list of key questions to ask at your next interview. Although not a definitive list by any means, it is meant as a guide to help you jumpstart your thinking. It is suggested that you tailor the questions to the specific job and of course, be prepared ahead of time.

What are the short and long terms goals of the company?

What is the corporate environment like?

What is the management philosophy of the company and of the hiring manager?

What is the hiring manager looking for most in the ideal candidate?

What are the present concerns which need to be addressed immediately?

How will my leadership responsibilities and performance be measured?

Why the position is open and for how long?

What is the vision or mission of the company, department or division?

What immediate goals would you like to achieve from this position within the next 3 to 6 months or a year from now?

What happened to the person holding the position I'm applying for?

What should I expect from this position after a given period of time?

How will you assess if the person is performing successfully once on board?

A variation on an earlier question....

a) Are there any individual attributes that lead (or will lead) to job success in this role?

b) Conversely, are there any individual attributes that lead (or will lead) to job failure?

What are the three things you most hope to find in the person you hire?

If you could, what would you change about this organization and why?

What are the two biggest challenges the person coming into this position will face?

Discuss the organization’s plan for the next five years, and how does this department or division fit in?

What are the company’s strengths and weaknesses compared with the competition? (name one or two companies)

What are organization’s 3 most important goals for the next 12 months?

How do you see this position impacting the achievement of those goals?

What is currently the most pressing business issue or problem for the company or department?

How does the company support and promote personal and professional growth?

What operating guidelines or metrics are used to monitor the planning process and the results?

About Adventures in Marketing
“Adventures in Marketing: A Roadmap to Modern Marketing” is written by marketing and meeting management professional Ben Milano. It promises a fresh, new look at what is happening in the world of modern marketing including social and digital media, Marketing 101, service marketing, job hunting and much more. The blog can be found at

Mr. Milano’s background includes over 15 years of marketing, brand and meeting management experience. He has worked with such diversified clients such as Northrop Grumman, Nikon and Henry Schein. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Media Studies from New School University, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Communications from the New York Institute of Technology and a Wine Certificate from The French Culinary Institute. He is available for speaking engagements and provides companies marketing and meeting consultant services. He can be reached via his blog.

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