Worst questions you can ask in a job interview - how to put off future bosses; What you really, really shouldn't ask when a potential boss says: "And have you got any questions for us?".
Byline: James Andrews
You're on time, dressed well, have researched the job and have your references lined up.
It's all going brilliantly until you're asked the dreaded: "What would you like to ask us?" quesiton.
When you've spent so long working out how best to answer their questions, it's easy to put your foot wrong here.
Especially as 28% of employers are on the record as saying they would be put off a candidate for asking the wrong thing at this stage.
So, what should you avoid at all costs? Well, video interview companyShortlisterdecided to ask employers to find out.
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These are the five worst questions you can ask:
'How many sick days do I get?' - This sounds as though you want to skive off.
'Can I work from home?' - This can give the impression you're not committed to the job.
'Will I have to work overtime?' - This can come across as if you're not prepared to put the hours in.
'What is the salary?' - This can make it sound like all you're interested in is the money, hwich might be true, but people don't like being reminded of it.
'What does your company do?' - This makes is obvious you haven't bothered to do any research about who you're interviewing for.
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There is no perfect question - and preparing some in advance then reading them out could make it look like you weren't listening if the answer was already covered.
But there are the right sort of questions to ask.
Here are some ideas from jobs siteGlassdoor.com, to get you in the right frame of mind or act as prompts:
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|Publication:||Daily Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Nov 12, 2018|
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