Questions You Shouldn’t Ask in an Interview

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An interview session is always one of the criteria for selecting successful candidates for a particular position. During a session, after drilling you with questions to show that you are the right person for the job, the interviewer turns the table around by asking you to ask them questions, if you have any. Most candidates say they don’t, with fear of what will come after. This could turn out to be a really bad decision.

When that opportunity is given to you, you have to use it wisely. Ask relevant questions that will not cut off your chances of scaling that interview, especially when you have performed brilliantly prior to this moment. Here are some questions you might be better avoiding when you get the opportunity to ask your interviewer questions.

 How long does it take for employees to be promoted?

This question could give your interviewer the impression that you are an impatient person, who is just concerned about their individual growth and not necessarily putting the organisation first. It could also pass you off as cherishing individual accolades above team work and success.

Is it possible to work from home?

Except if the job description says you can work remotely, you asking if you can work from home shows that you could have issues working with people or under direct supervision. Usually, some organizations do grant older employees the opportunity to work from home because they have proven that they can deliver no matter the situation they are in. So, you asking for remote working arrangement as a (fresh) job seeker could ruin your chances of getting that job.

What are the benefits that come with this position?

Asking for benefits when you haven’t even gotten the job shows how hasty you are, and also tells your interviewer that you are more concerned about the benefits than the job in question.

What does the company do?

This type of question shows to the employer that you are not interested in the company and also the position you applied for. You are expected to have done extensive personal research about the organisation before attending the interview.

Who are your competitors?

Also, this question shows how clueless you are about what you are about to enter, and this will not speak well of you in the presence of your interviewer, as you have shown that you are lazy and not willing to research.

What time does the office open and close?

You asking about opening hours and closing hours, even before you have been given an offer letter could project you as a lazy person who doesn’t like coming to work on time, but wants to hurry back home after work.

How many months do I work to earn a leave?

Asking about when to go on leave shows how uninterested you are about the job, but about your personal benefit. It also shows to your interviewer that you will not be fully committed to the work, as you can’t wait to go on leave.

There are numerous questions that you a (fresh) job seeker should not ask in an interview because these questions can just mar your performance. Even if you have been doing great from the start, asking the wrong question can make all those excellent appraisals come crashing.