Now, if it happens that you're going for a job interview, it's very sure that you know you should prepare to answer the interviewer's questions about your background and experience. But one thing in your own case is that-are you ready to ask the right questions when your interviewer turns the table? So to this regard, here is a list of compiled questions you should not ask during a job interview, and in the other hand what you should ask instead to get the information you want.
1. How long will it take me to get promoted?
Why you shouldn't ask it: While the eagerness to advance is an admirable quality, asking this question can give the impression that you won't be focused on the job you're actually interviewing for, said Adam Robinson, co-founder and CEO of hiring software company Hireology. "No employer with any credibility is going to guarantee [a promotion] timeline, so you won't really learn anything by asking it," he said. "Asking this question is all downside."
What you should ask instead: "How have you been able to progress your career here?" Asking about your interviewer's career can offer you a better idea of the growth opportunities at the company in a more indirect way.
2. What does your company do?
Why you shouldn't ask it: In this regard, this question tells the interviewer that you will not take the time to do your homework and properly research the company. "As for me, it indicates that a candidate is not actually passionate about what we do and essentially casted a wide net to whomever would respond to their job search," said Leilani Lucero, recruiting manager at Justworks, a provider of payroll, benefits and compliance services.
What you should ask instead: "What are you currently working on that you're most excited about?" Now.... here, by asking about specific projects, you can get a better sense of the company's priorities and everyday operations. Plus, if the interviewer's project is something you have experience with, you have an opening to further discuss your qualifications.
3. Why should I work for your company?
Why you shouldn't ask it: One thing that you should know here is that, "an interview is your opportunity to see if a company is the right fit for you". So in this regard, it's important to approach it with humility, said Alexis Joseph, head of talent at Rocket Lawyer. "Candidates that demand an explanation for their personal choice to set up an interview or explore a company can come across as pompous and entitled," Joseph added.
What you should ask instead: "What do you love most about working here?" "This is one great way to engage your interviewer and keep your time together conversational and honest," Joseph said. "Any recruiter or interviewer that declines to move you forward, simply because you are curious about what life is truly like at the company, speaks volumes about the culture."
4. What is the compensation/benefits package/flexibility like?
Why you shouldn't ask it: As a job candidate that you are, it's not a good idea to ask about salary, benefits, hours or flexibility during the first interview, Robinson said. "You want the manager to remember you for the thoughtful discussion about their business, and not about the questions you asked about insurance co-pays," he said. "Leave the benefits-related questions for the final stages of the process, after you've cleared the first hurdles." "This information will naturally emerge during the interview process, and actively asking about these things could make an interviewer question whether you're interested in the job for the right reasons," added Jesse Siegal, a vice president at The Execu|Search Group. Furthermore, Robinson said that, depending on the company, a lot of this information is publicly available on sites such as Glassdoor, so you may not have to ask about it at all.
What you should ask instead: "What is the company culture/office environment like?" Okay, this is a somewhat clichéd question to ask during an interview, but it can frame these difficult topics in a way that gets you the most information without directly asking, Lucero said. In a similar way, Siegal advised asking questions that relate to the company and the team you're seeking to join. "These questions will help you get the most important information about the position and organization, and if the hiring manager truly wants to bring you on board, very sure, they will likely volunteer details about salary, vacation time, the office schedule and other logistical matters," he said. Thanks........
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