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After finishing the Technical Interview, the final question will be "Do you have any Question for Us?"....
Most of the time i will ask what kind of project i will be deployed, i also like to what all the other question which we may raise to know what kind of work we will do...Please feel fee to share what we can ask to understand more about the Nature of the Work.....
My List :
* What kind of Technology which i may work * What kind of Methodologies which this Project Follows (like Agile, waterfall) * Do onSite Opportunity's for this Project (is this is a good question ?) * What is the User Hit for this Project * What is the Team Size * What will be growth in this company after 5 years.
I personally like to grow in technical Areas only , can i request them that i am only interested to grow technical area only ....???
I observed this question becoming a formality most of the in India. But I feel every question is a valid question which influences you to decide the job offer. Normally in initial rounds of interview I will ask what are their selection process, what kind of projects and technologies they are working, what will be my roles and responsibilities etc., Based on this I will choose to go for further rounds of interview or not.
Nothing wrong asking questions related your interest like onsite opportunities etc.,
What is the culture of the company? What makes this a good place to work? (Follow up: 95% of companies I've asked this of say "people" so please give me an answer that will differentiate you from every other company.) What do you look for in employees? What challenges has the company/group faced in the past 6/12/24 months? What challenges will the company/group face in the coming 6/12/24 months? What would make someone successful in this role? How will you measure success? What will the job be like in 1-2 years? What career path do you see for me down the road? What learning/training/educational opportunities will you provide for me? Who else is on the team?
Joined: May 24, 2008
Can we ask Question like This?
* what type of methodologies are used in this project like Agile / waterfall. * do the company encourages Flexible timings ? * Do we have Work from Home Options ? * How the company help me to update the latest technologies ???
Joined: Dec 04, 2000
Those are all good questions.
Some places in the world may get put off by questions like the ability to work from home, but I'd suspect most employers who care about their employees needs wouldn't be put off by it. Personally, if I thought a question like that would put off an employer, I'd ask it and signal who I am and let them determine that out values are not a fit.
Generally, when I ask that question... I am expecting anything. An interview is a two way street, and it is amazing what questions I get asked, when the tables are turned.
I even got one case, where the candidate got the offer letter, but needed another interview before he could decide. And I got assigned to interview the candidate. I basically started with... Well, this interview is yours. You already got an offer letter, so I got nothing to ask...