Questions for Potential Partners, Clients and Employers



Here are some of the questions I might ask, to get a better sense of how we might work together.

These are things I think about.

I don't want to surprise you or put you on the spot.

I appreciate your attention and thoughtful answers.


  • Why is this position open? Is it new or did someone leave?
  • Can you tell me about the culture of the company and team?
  • What has been the overall company turnover?
  • What is the company's purpose?
  • How does the company live its purpose?
  • What does the team do for fun?
  • How do you foster an open, communicative environment for your employees?
  • How do you celebrate diversity of ideas and people?
  • Let's talk about the company rating on Glassdoor
  • Does the company address diversity, equality, and racial justice? How?
  • Do you support Black Lives Matter? How?
  • Did the company issue a statement of solidarity with Black Lives Matter? What is it doing to work towards actionable change?
  • What tangible goals does the organization have surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion? Who is responsible for making sure these goals are met?
  • Do you have a DEI working group or breakout group to help foster greater change?
  • What working groups or committees do you have, that employees can take part in?
  • Who is in charge of the hiring process and how are they making sure that the pipeline of candidates is diverse?
  • How diverse is the executive team? The board of directors?
  • What's the makup of the managerial team?
  • How do the team and company focus on employee retention?
  • How would you describe your management style?
  • What are the team's goals for this year?
  • What do you want to see this role accomplish in 6 months?
  • What will be the biggest challenge in this position?
  • How could this role grow in the long term?
  • What training programs do you offer?
  • How could your role grow in the long term?
  • Where do you think the company needs to improve the most?
  • What are the biggest areas of opportunity for change at the company?
  • Can I speak with another member of the team?

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