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Prakhar SharmaTop Contributor
Social media marketer, Content Writer
Asked a question 3 years ago

What are the best questions to ask during the interview process to evaluate if you want to join a startup?

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Puru BhatnagarTop Contributor
Business Analyst, Entrepreneur, Business developer, Marketer

Working in a startup can be very helpful as it provides you an opportunity to grow and learn more in challenging environment.

we all know startup is very volatile and it requores a great dedication and passion to work and be stable in that, so ebery startup founder try to look for that employee who not only believe in his idea but is ready to face challenges and can work better and more smartly.

some of the questions are listed below:

1). Your introduction.

2). What do you know about the company?


3).  Why do you want to join a startup rather than any other big established company?

4). What is meant by churn rate and break even point?

5). Will you be ready to work without salary, if the condition exists?

6). What is the company vision and how you find yourself perfect for the role?

Other questions cam be related to the field for which the candidate is being interviewed 

Apart from that one can ask questions to judge candidate's psychology and emotional quotient.


Prakhar SharmaTop Contributor
Social media marketer, Content Writer

A good interview is a conversation where both sides do their best to figure out if the opportunity is a fit. Asking questions is essential for figuring that out. Your purpose in asking questions is to get a complete picture of the company and role. The more you know, the more likely you are to make the right decision.

The questions you ask will vary depending upon what role you are interviewing for and who you are talking to. A salesperson will want to know different things than an engineer. And you will vary the questions you ask to the founding CEO vs. a recruiter who just joined the company last week.

1. Market
How big is the market for the product? How fast is it growing? Is this a stable market or one that is so cutting edge that nobody yet recognizes it's even a market? Is the market focused on consumers or businesses? Does the company have plans to enter new markets? If so, what are they and what is the timescale? Ask which market will you be working in, and what are the biggest opportunities and challenges?

2. Product
How developed is the product? Depending upon the stage of the start-up you may be interviewing at a firm that only has an idea, or one that has a product that is already well adopted and generating revenues. Is the product going to change? What are it's biggest challenges? Is the company working on many different products or focusing on just one? How will product evolution effect your job?