These questions are merely suggestions but it is important to limit any enquiries to your role and the company. Bear in mind that the interviewer’s main objective is to successfully fit you into their organisation.
What responsibilities will be expected of me?
How has this position become vacant?
What type of person are you looking for?
Will there be any training?
What challenges does the interviewer see in the role?
It is important for the interviewee to get the person or panel interviewing them to talk about any possible challenges which may arise in the role. If you say the word challenge and avoid the word ‘problem’ then this shows that you are positive and will face situations optimistically.
Consider the following when discussing the company:
Who are your major competitors?
How are you ranked against your competitors?
Ask your interviewer how long they have been with the company;
Which particular range of products are successful at the moment and why?
Are there any plans for expansion within the company?
What are the major benefits for a client entering into a contract with you?
It is one the most fundamental parts of the interview when the interviewee is asked questions, if you have none, or perhaps only one or two questions, then this can show a lack of interest in the company and job role.
Preparation will result in the correct balance, it is not only your answers that are important but to place focus on key questions.