Interviewing today is not just about impressing your potential employer. Employee priorities have changed. Hybrid and remote working is commonplace. It has changed the working landscape, and this means that the questions you need to ask your interviewer have changed.

Digital transformation has created a shift in the priorities of organisations and has changed the responsibilities of some roles.

Questions to ask your tech interviewer.

Here are some questions to ask your potential employer at your interview to help you decide if this is the right role and company for you.

“What is your company’s vision? How does this role fit into it?”

Things to think about.

  • Does their vision align with yours?
  • Is this organisation doing (or trying to do) something you like?
  • Do you see the part your role would play in this?

“What are your company’s strategic priorities and how have these changed in recent years? Where does this role fit in?”

Things to think about.

  • Has this organisation got digital transformation at its heart?
  • Is it preparing for a digital future?
  • Where are they on that journey?
  • What part does your role play? Is it part of the long-term plan or a quick fix?

“What is your approach to learning and development?”

Things to think about.

  • Will this company prepare you for future roles? This is particularly important in the tech sector.
  • Will this company support you in your learning and are they committed to providing opportunities for professional growth?

“How are you managing hybrid teams?”

Things to think about.

  • Does the answer include strategies on communication, inclusivity and managing responsibility?

“How is the culture shared with remote or hybrid teams?”

Things to think about.

  • How will the company culture be kept alive if you are working remotely or on a hybrid basis?

“What support will I receive whilst working remotely or at home?”

Things to think about.

  • Are they clear about what aspects of the role you’ll need to perform on site, and others where you can get access remotely?
  • What hardware/software will you get to help you perform your role?
  • How will you integrate into the company?
  • How will you receive any necessary onboarding?
  • If you need to reskill or upskill for the role, how will this be managed?
  • How will they include you to stop you from feeling isolated or out of the loop?

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About the author: I manage the recruitment for a range of digital roles for my clients on both a retained and contingency basis. I specialise in senior and confidential appointments, always giving a first class representation of a client’s employer brand.

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