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Is it okay to ask almost as many questions as the interviewer when you are interviewing for a job? For example, can I ask how many people I will be working with, what are the expectations of the department, how many candidates are applying for this job, and more?

When you go for a job interview, you should unquestionably be thinking about the kinds of questions that you want to ask as well as the kinds of answers that you want to give. By definition, a job interview is an opportunity for the company to learn more about you, and for you to learn more about it.

However, this does not mean that you open the interview with a barrage of questions for the interviewer. Rather, you should lace some of your questions into your responses to the interviewer's questions. For example, when he or she asks about your leadership style, you can describe it and then ask how many people you would be supervising in this position.

Many interviewers wrap up the session by asking the applicant if he or she has any questions. This is a time to get answers to any of the key questions that are important to you, but remember that the interviewer is also going to be judging the value of the questions that you ask. If you start asking questions that could have been answered if you had done a little homework, the interviewer is simply going to have more questions about you.

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