10 Common Questions Asked at a Job Interview


What Would My Typical Day Look Like?

It's good to phrase questions in a way that places yourself within the organization. Ask "we" questions rather than just "you" questions. Doing so makes you seem truly interested in the job. It also subtly makes you seem more a potential part of things, not just an outsider. Of course, your questions should also help you learn more about the job for which you're interviewing. An interview works both ways; you and the organization should be learning about each other.

A good way to accomplish both of these goals is to ask this question: "Can you tell me something about what my typical day (or week) at work would be like?"

That's not the only "put yourself in this picture" sort of question you can ask. Find another one on the next page.