You’ve made it through the employer’s questions and as the interview is coming to a close, the employer asks, “Do you have any questions?”
It might not seem like a big deal compared to all the answers you’ve given over the course of the interview but the questions you ask at the end are very important.
This is your chance to show interest in the company as well as solidify in the employer’s head that you are a great candidate for the job.
Amy Hoover, president of TalentZoo, says “It’s expected — and if you don’t ask at least two questions, you will appear disinterested, or worse, less intelligent and engaged than a prospective employer would like.”
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While it is very important to ask questions, don’t just ask anything that pops into your head. A bad question can have a negative impact on the outcome of the interview.
Here are 10 questions to avoid…
1. Never ask for information you could have easily found with a quick Google search.
2. Never ask if you can change the job details, the schedule, or the salary.
3. Never ask about gossip you’ve heard.
4. Never ask many questions about the interviewer’s background.
5. Never ask about pay, time off, benefits, etc.
6. “Do you do background checks?”
7. “What does your company do?”
8. “How quickly can I be promoted?”
9. “If I’m hired, when can I start applying for other positions in the company?”
10. Never ask if the company monitors e-mail or Internet usage.