Questions for CEO in an interview?
I have two, 2nd round of interviews with CEO's of 2 different small companies. I am already done with the technical rounds etc. These positions are for a Software Developer. I have already been briefed about the company, products etc. What kind of questions should I ask the CEO? I am assuming not technical(eventhough CEOs are highly technical and the company is small) like how did you implement certain feature in that product etc.
what's the CEO's background?
Ever been arrested for accounting irregularities?
How does this company make money?
Where do you get your funding?
Why did you start this company?
The Pedant, Brent P. Newhall
what percentage of revenues comes from your largest client?
Do you press charges?
Thanks guys. Both the companies don't have VCs. One of the company has around 100 paying customers for a product which is built on ASP model. and the other one just has one big customer.
Ask CEO's where VPs of marketing, engineering and sales came from. Where they from companies you would want to work for, because there is a good chance that your companies will be run in a similliar way
Asking why a company isn't outsourcing isn't because doing so is a good idea (in a huge percentage of cases it most certainly isn't), but rather to gauge if the CEO is reading the Seal Press and is thinking of hopping on the train. If they are seriously considering it, it's best to know at the outset before you waste your time at an organization where they'll try to convince themselves that you're easily disposable.
How long have you been out?
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