Dawn Dugan specializes in writing books, articles, white papers, reports and special communications for the human resources industry. She is the co-author of Effective Executive Compensation, which was published by AMACOM in 2008. Read more...
"I have a couple. How soon would I start? What types of projects would I specifically be assisting on? In what ways, specifically, will my knowledge and experience be used to help the department?"
Prepare several questions that focus on how you will serve the company. You probably won't get to ask all of them, as some of the questions will have been answered previously during the interview.
Asking questions shows you are interested in the job and have an inquisitive mind.