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“What questions should I be asking during my interviews?”

ESS Candidate Newsletter – MAY 2023

Columbus, OH – MAY 2023

In this month’s, ask the recruiter, we talk about what questions you should ask in an interview.

Introduction – Aaron Wandtke
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Ask the Recruiter “What questions should I be asking during my interviews?”


The market is finally starting to change. In the last 60 days, we have seen a gradual slowdown in the hiring market. We determined this by the number of new searches we brought in. Fortunately for us, we have worked in the healthcare niche for over 23 years and have grown our team to 27 people. The result of this focus is a stable group of companies who we have worked with for years who continuously rely on ESS for results when they have hiring needs, so any slowdowns do not impact us as much as other firms.

The impact of any slowdown will first be seen in the speed of the interview process. Expect more steps and more people involved in the hiring decision. The second impact will be on compensation as employers may not be as willing to offer as much as they were six months ago.

If you need other tips or suggestions on how to navigate this market, please let me know.

If you would like to discuss your background or if you are one of those managers looking to upgrade their team, please let me know.


One of the common evaluation tools interviewers use is assessing the quality of the questions asked by the interviewee. They are looking for validation that you did research, are genuinely interested in the company and role, and are prepared to discuss specifics about the company and its products and how you can impact both. Below are some suggested questions that may help you on your next interview:

  1. Picture yourself in (6 or 12 months) writing an excellent review on me. What did I accomplish?
  2. What task or project would have the greatest impact on what you’re working on?
  3. Who are the top three people in this role that I would interact with and how I would support or work with them?
  4. What skill would you like to see improved in your department and how can I make that happen?
  5. Regarding your management style, what is the best way to communicate and interact with you? (Email, text, meetings, video calls, etc.)

Asking the right question will provide you with the right information you need to make the best decision for your career. Preparing questions and focusing on the answers will provide that information. If you need help or other ideas on questions to ask during an interview, please let me know.

I can be reached at 614-885-8490 or by e-mail at