18 July 2014

The “Never Ask” Questions In An Interview

Towards the end of an interview commonly an opportunity will be presented to the applicant to ask any questions. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the job and the company’s expectations, but you can’t forget that the interviewer hasn’t stopped judging YOU. If you want to stay in the running and make it to the next stage then avoid asking these alarmingly common deal-breaker questions.

Never ask: “Will I have an expense account?”

Never ask: “How did I do?”

Never ask: “How quickly could I be considered for a promotion?”

Never ask: “Will I have my own office?”

Never ask: “Can I move into other areas of the business?”

Never ask to confirm gossip you have heard.

Never ask too many questions about the background of the interviewer.

Never ask if you can change the job details, the schedule or the salary.

Never ask for information that can be found easily with a quick Google search.