When it comes to job interviews, one of the most important parts is that you ask questions to the interviewer in return to show your interest in the role. However, there are some questions which should never be asked.
Find out what 5 questions you should avoid asking at all costs.
What will my salary be?
Any discussion on salary will be brought up post job offer and not during the interview. Asking this question can make you come across as searching for jobs based on salary rather that the job role itself.
Will I have long hours?
This question can make you come across as lazy and the employer might worry that you are after a job that requires you to work the minimum rather than an average working week. Instead, rephrasing the question to, ‘what are the working hours for this role?’ or ‘is there a positive work-life balance?’ will give you a better idea of what is required of you in a working week.
What does the company do?
Researching the business before you interview is a must, to ensure you have a full understanding of the industry you will be working for. This question shows that you haven’t bothered to do any research and it could make the employer question your capability to do the job.
What does the person do in this role?
When applying for the job, you would have been provided with a comprehensive job description giving an overview of the role, as well as outlining the key responsibilities of the role. Asking this question shows that you have failed to read the job description which could give the impression that you aren’t enthused or interested in the role.
How much holiday do you offer?
Benefits packages are usually only ever discussed once a job offer has been accepted. Asking about benefits prior to this might make it look like you assume you have succeeded in landing the position.
Have you got an interview approaching? Read our 6 frequently asked interview questions to make sure you are fully prepared.