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4 questions to avoid asking in a job interview

October 11, 2022 | by Télé-Ressources

a woman in a job interviewAt the end of almost every interview, the hiring manager will ask you if you have any questions. Surely, you will have a boatload of questions in your head.

Asking the right questions might land you the job. At the very least, it will certainly leave the hiring manager with a good impression of you. Here are some of those questions you definitely should NOT ask.

How quickly do you promote employees?

Yes, professional advancement is important, and demonstrates ambition. However, it is ill-advised to ask for things you have not yet earned. In an interview, you should focus on how you can add value to the company as opposed to what you can take from it.

Are there other job openings?

Your commitment should be to the job you are being interviewed for. If you start asking about other jobs, the hiring manager will feel that you are less interested in this job, and your chances of being accepted for the job will diminish.

When can I take time off for vacation?

Recruiters want to know that you are eager to work, not to take time off. Do not ask about sick days, vacation time, or anything that suggests you do not want to be at work. As a rule of thumb, you should never inquire about things that suggest that you already have the job before receiving an offer.

What is the salary for this position?

Avoid asking anything related to salary or benefits. Focus on getting a job offer first. Then, once you’ve received an offer, you can begin discussing salary.