While you are encouraged to ask questions in your job interview, there are some that should wait until you are offered the job. Before you accept, take some time to evaluate the offer and come up with a list of questions you have about the company. Here are some of the questions that you should ask before accepting a job.
Once you are offered the job, now is an appropriate time to ask about the benefits package. What are the provider options? What is covered? What am I responsible for? If the benefits package doesn’t work for what you need, it’s a good idea to know this before you start the job.
Ask questions about the team you will be working with in your position. How will you be working together? Do they have regular team meetings so everyone is on the same page? What schedule will you be expected to work? Who will I be reporting to? If you didn't get a chance to meet your manager during the hiring process, ask if you can set up a time to come in and meet them before you accept the job.
If you have to relocate for the job, and it wasn’t discussed in your interview, ask if the company will assist you with the relocation costs. While it’s unlikely they will help cover everything, they may pay a percentage of what the move will cost you.
How will your performance be measured when you start your new position? This will help you learn what is expected from you in those first few months on the job and how you can be successful. The more you know about what is expected of you, the more likely you will be to receive promotions or raises down the line.
GET IT IN WRITING
It may help to get your job offer in writing, which includes your salary, job title, and anything else that has been agreed upon. Opposed to a oral agreement, a written statement may be more binding. If a company isn’t willing to give you something in writing, you may want to do a little research on what other employees think about the company.