An interview is a two-way street. Ask questions. Always prepare questions to ask. Having no questions prepared sends the message that you have no independent thought process. Here are a few sampple questions but make sure you care about the answers or it will be obvious to the interviewer: What are the company’s strengths and weaknesses compared to its competition? • How important does upper management consider the function of this department/position? • What is the organization’s plan for the next five years, and how does this department fit in? • Could you explain your organizational structure? • How will my leadership responsibilities and performance be measured? By whom? • What are the day-to-day responsibilities of this job? • Could you describe your company’s management style and the type of employee who fits well with it? • What are some of the skills and abilities necessary for someone to succeed in this job? • What is the company’s policy on providing seminars, workshops, and training so employees can keep up their skills or acquire new ones? • What particular computer equipment and software do you use? • What kind of work can I expect to be doing the first year?