So I have a second interview tomorrow for a position at my company. I’m an upper-level help desk tech and it’s for an entry level QA position. The first interview went really well, but the hiring manager advised me that I need to bring lots of good questions to ask about the team dynamics next time (there will be two leads in the next interview, as well as the hiring manager).
From the interview, I know that the manager is very proud of her team and repeatedly emphasized that it is a really great group of people who work extremely well together. I think I’d be a good fit for the group; while I don’t have experience in the field, a lot of people move from help desk to QA, and I do have some past testing experience.
I’m not too worried about their questions - but the manager stressed that I needed many questions to ask about the team. The vibe I got was that I ‘passed’ in terms of qualifications, and now the second interview is to see if I really want the job and if they want me, as a person, to work with them.
Now, I really do want the job. But at the same time, it’s awkward to ask questions when you’re being evaluated for what you ask. What I have so far is:
What types of people tend to be a success in your department? / What types of skills do successful candidates need to bring in? / What can you tell me about your expectations for someone entering this position?
What do you like about working in QA? What would you warn someone moving into this area about?
What do you think about the future of [contract I’d be working on]?
What types of roles are in the department and what are the respective responsibilities, e.g. what are leads doing?
Any thoughts on these, or any to add?