Keep in mind, these are general "softball" type questions and should
be asked only when appropriate and applicable.
Often, the best question are those that demonstrate that you have done
your homework on the company and/or the recruiter.
What is the one thing you would advise an MBA student to learn before
What brought you to company X and are these the same reasons that you
have stayed for Y years?
How does your company plan for changes in technology that will affect the
way business is handled between divisions?
What is one characteristic that demonstrates leadership skills in your
What do you feel is the biggest competitive threat to your company in
next 2-5 years?
How would you describe the culture of your company?
Could you describe a typical day-in-the-life of a finance/marketing
Since you are not a native of X CITY, what do you like about living
What are some of the challenges you face on a day-to-day basis?
Can you share with us, what the strategic position X COMPANY will take to
remain competitive in the next five years?
As the internet economy continues to develop, how is your company
preparing itself to take advantage of this new marketing/selling/information
Your industry continues to undergo consolidation. Do you foresee a
slowdown in this trend or will it continue at its current pace?
What types of continuing education programs do you offer your employees?
What support mechanisms are currently in-place that foster your company’s
Your company has recently undergone a change in leadership. How do you
feel this will benefit the company?