Yesterday we went over a few examples of questions you should try your best not to ask at the job interview. Today we’ll look at a few more questions that will get you in trouble.
Additional Bad Questions to Ask at the Job Interview
Question: “Do you offer daycare services?”
Interviewer Hears: “I have kids that I may not know what to do with at any given point. They’re not old enough to take care of themselves and they often rub snot on each other so I may have to stay home and take care of the kids, or I might get really sick myself and infect the entire office.”
Question: “How quickly do I get raises?” (or) “Do you give bonuses?”
Interviewer Hears: “We haven’t even discussed salary, but I am already unhappy with the amount of money you are going to pay me and if I don’t get that extra bonus cash at least once a year there is a good chance I leave within the next 6 months for a job that probably doesn’t pay me that much but sounds like it will.”
Question: “How does your company feel about transferring departments?”
Interviewer Hears: “Remember when I said that this field was my passion? Yeah, I might have been lying. Sometimes I feel like I would do a lot better in this field, or this field, or that other field. I am multi-talented and easily bored. I can start on Monday.”
Clearly there are a number of questions that reflect poorly on your ability to do the job either now or in the future. Tomorrow, we will look at a few more questions that are bad to ask at the job interview.
Take Away Interview Tips
- Make sure that the questions you ask give off the perceptions you wish them to give off.