There are some questions you should AVOID asking in your first job interview. These interview questions make you look a liiiiiitle desperate. Why? Because they might think you want the job for the wrong reasons… You just need something temporary fast until you can find something better.
3 Interview Questions To AVOID Asking
This is NOT the impression you want to give employers. Here are some interview questions you want to avoid during initial job interviews:
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1. “How much does this job pay?”
While this is something everyone needs to know, it’s not something you want to bring up in your first interview. The purpose of the initial interview is to get to know you as a professional, see how you can handle common situations related to the job, and see if you’re a good fit.
Money is kind of like the elephant in the room during the first interview. Everyone is thinking about it, but no one is talking about it because it’s irrelevant at this point in the hiring process. Don’t bring it up until they do.
2. “What do your benefits look like?”
Again, this isn’t relevant at this point in the hiring process. The last thing you want to convey is that you only care about the perks of the job. They want to know you’re excited about the opportunity itself.
If you’re only it for the money and benefits, employers might worry that you’ll leave their company in an instant if you got another offer with better perks and salary. So, why would they waste their time and money on you to begin with?
3. “How quickly can I get promoted?”
You don’t even have the job yet and you’re already asking how fast you can get promoted? While you might think this question makes you look like a go-getter, the interview might think otherwise. You’re only in the initial stages of the hiring process and you haven’t proved your abilities to the company yet. So for some employers, it would seem ridiculous to estimate how fast you’d be promoted. You haven’t even gotten a job offer yet!
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This post was originally written by Ariella Coombs.