Questions to avoid in a job interview
What is the best way to answer “Do you have any questions for me?” at the end of the job interview? This is an opportunity for you to stand out from other candidates so don’t miss it.
An insightful and intelligent query can show how much you understand about the company as well as the level of your interest in the position.
According to the courtesy of Search Party and JobAdvisor CEO Ben Hutt, the candidate should ask questions relating to the positive things like interesting news or new product releases. This shows that you have preparation and did your research.
Here are 4 questions that make a bad impression for your interviewer so you should avoid them:
1. What is the salary for this position?
The first interview should concern your relevance for the position and show why they should choose you. Further information about the salary and benefits can wait until a later interview.
2.When will I be eligible for the raise?
If you wonder about this, you can ask it in another way such as: “How can I work up to the higher compensation level?”. But again, asking about the raise when you have not yet been accepted to the position can show that you are an unrealistic candidate.
3.When/How soon can I take a vacation?
Using your valuable question to ask about your vacation rather than the company can show that you are really not interested in the job. This question can wait until you are offered the job.
4.Questions that show you are not paying attention in the interview.
Don’t make the interviewer repeat any information the second time. You can be considered as not listening and paying attention.
“If someone asks me questions during the job interview that have already been covered in the job posting or emails, it makes me question their attention to detail”, said Carol Cochran, HR director for FlexJobs.
Some of the top questions you should ask during a job interview by the recruiters’ advice:
- “Can you describe a typical day for someone in this position?”
- “Do you have any hesitations about my qualifications?”
- “Who do you think would be the ideal candidate for this position, and how do I compare?”
- “How do you define success for this job?” or “What are the traits and skills of people who are the most successful within the organization?”
- “Do you see any reason I might not be a good fit for this position?”
- “What did the previous employee do to succeed in this position?”
- “How has this position evolved?”