At every job interview, employers will ask you if you have any questions for them, the questions needs to be prepared in advance, don’t criticize previous employers and colleagues, and show that you are interested and ready for overtime. Questions posed by the employer may also represent a kind of test that you have to work through.
Today it is really important to know how to ask questions, and this applies to the questions that you will ask an employer when you arrive at your job interview because they will appreciate your interest in the job and the company.
However, keep in mind that the employer will find out something about the way you think, because asking questions shows how much you are skilled at communicating. Also, it expresses an interest in the job and your knowledge about the company.
It is not advisable to ask everything that comes to mind, so we bring you some questions that you need to avoid:
What exactly the company does?
If you ask this question, the employer will realize that you generally did not inquire about the company. If you don’t inquire, or search for the company name or website on the Internet, then this will be seen as not being interested, laziness and irresponsibility.
Is there an annual bonus?
Question about the special privileges offered to employees is only asked when you’ve already got a job, so you need to negotiate about the paycheck. At the first interview only questions related to the position, as well as for the company should be asked.
Can I get out early on a specific day?
You will act unprofessional if you ask for special treatment before you get the job offer. An employer may think that you will always have special requests.
How’d I do?
An employer can not immediately respond to this question, given that to make the decision they will need to examine all candidates to settle all impressions. You act desperately, and we know that employers do not like that. Instead, ask a question similar to: “I â€‹â€‹really enjoyed the conversation, I am interested in the job, what else can I do to prove to you I’m the right person for you. Do you want some more documents, references, etc?”
Why the former employee quit?
Rather ask: “Will I get to replace a previous employee?” Information about why someone quit, you will not get from the top people in the company. Sometimes it is useful to know the information within a company, for example, what are the relations among colleagues, does the pay come on time, the possibilities of career progression. But these and similar questions, you’ll learn in an informal conversation, not an interview for a job.
Do I have to work overtime?
If you yearn for fewer overtime hours, rather ask, “What can I expect in the workplace, and what are my responsibilities?” In this way you will find out how a typical working day looks, including your daily obligations.
Do you check the recommendations?
It will seem like you have something to hide if you ask something like this. For each recommendation implies that it can be verified.
How long is the lunch break?
It is normal that we want to know length of the lunch break, many would ask this question without any bad intentions. However, the question belongs to a group of questions that may lead an employer to think that your goal is to do as little as possible. Still did not get the job, and already thinking about how to avoid it. So avoid this and similar questions.
I have no questions
The employer may in his presentation of the company thoroughly explain all the details to you. Although you may have dismissed all doubts, be sure to post an additional question just in case. This way you act interested. Asking questions will increase employment opportunities.