6 interview questions that you should NEVER ask
During an interview, although the company are assessing whether you will be a good fit for the team, you are also making sure the company and role will suit you and your lifestyle. To gain as much as you need to during your interview, it’s important to have a back pocket of interview questions for your future employer. While most of your questions may be smart and well-considered, there are some questions that are red flags for interviewers.
To make sure your winning interview doesn’t go south,
What does the person do in this role?
A detailed job description is usually always provided with any job application and should outline the key responsibilities required of the successful candidate. Asking this question suggests a lack of enthusiasm and interest in the role
What does the company do?
Rule number one of entering any job interview is having
Do you have any other positions apart from this one?
This question displays arrogance in your abilities to do any job. It also shows a lack of interest in the role at hand.
although the company are assessing whether you will be a good fit for the team, you are also making sure the company and role will suit you and your lifestyle.
Will I have long hours?
Although it is important to find out what your working hours will be, this question could make you come off as being lazy. Instead, ask the question ‘What are the working hours for this role?’ or ‘Is there a positive work-life balance?’
How much holiday do you offer?
Any benefits you receive with the job will be discussed once you receive a job offer and not discussed in the interview. Asking questions around what benefits you will receive can undermine the interest you have in the role and might make it look like you assume you have succeeded in landing the position.
What will my salary be?
Salaries are usually displayed on the job advert to give you a rough idea as to what you can expect. Any questions surrounding the salary should be discussed at the time of the job offer and not during the interview.
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