Answered by Charlene, Hiring Expert at Gap Inc., on Tuesday, February 21, 2017
What a great question. It is a time for the two of you to see if this is a match, and that means both ways. If you have applied with a company, and they have screened through candidates, and invited you for an interview, the interview is giving you an opportunity to give more in depth information about your experiences and background. Meaning your skills, experiences and background have got through the "is this person qualified", you are now in the, "is this the best candidate" stage and it's your chance to sell what value you can bring to the company. So during the interview keep in mind you are still selling yourself, however, this in person opportunity is also a great chance for the company to sell you on what they have to offer. Take this chance to ask well thought out questions that are important for you when thinking about going to work for this company and what would help you make that decision. If what that person likes about the company, and what they feel are the pain points will help you make a better choice then ask the question. Utilizing that as a filter hopefully will help you when putting together a list of questions for interviewer. Good Luck.