194 Views

5 Questions You Should Never Ask In A Job Interview

Although this part of the interview gives you the opportunity to shine, it is also a means to show the level of your interest in the company; hence there’s a need to be careful on the kind of questions to ask. Interviewers would pay attention to your questions to measure the depth of your thoughts about the company and asking the wrong questions might switch you off what was meant to be an awesome interview experience.

So here are some questions you should keep from your interviewers’ ears and I’ll give reasons.

1. Do not ask questions based on beliefs and values.

Do not ask questions with ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers, it means you didn’t prepare for the interview.

2. What were the flaws of the former holder of this position and how would you want things done differently?

You can ask instead- “what are the expectations for this position? Your interviewer is not your gossip folk. You are there to focus on the interviewer’s needs not to share bedtime stories; besides, you are yet informal with your interviewer which makes the question quite personal and off the reason why you are there.

3. Do not ask leading questions, interviewers would think you are too confident or just nosy.

Do not ask personal questions or about the interviewer’s background, you don’t want your interview to become a probing session for your interviewer; always bear in mind you are the interviewee and most of the cards are in your interviewer’s hands.

Ask specific questions; use the right words and avoid the use of slangs; help your interviewer understand your questions- not read meanings to them.

4. What exactly does this Company/Firm/Organisation do?

ALSO READ  10 Food Combinations You Should Stop Eating Immediately.... Do Not Ignore!

Your potential employer may be nice enough to tell you some things about the Company but you’ll probably be on your way out the next minute. Asking this question shows you didn’t do your homework. Any job candidate is expected to have done a thorough research on whatever Organisation s/he is looking to work with. Look up the web or the Company website for whatever information you can find about the Company; find out who your potential employers are as well as the Company’s former and current position in the industry. Avoid coming off to the interviewer(s) as lazy and not interested in the Organisation by asking what the Company does.

5. What benefits are attached to this position and how soon can I get a salary raise?

First, you don’t know if you’ve gotten the job; second, you’ve shown where your interest lies. Even though you are eager to know how much you’ll be paid, wait for the interviewer to get to the salary negotiation part. Do not be first to raise the topic and best find out how much employees in similar roles in other Organisations earn to help you  discuss your salary reasonably with your potential employer. Asking these questions show that you are only concerned about the remuneration benefits, which would most likely pose you a bad fit for the Organisation. Employers are more interested in candidates who are as passionate about the Company’s progress as they are than those who are there for other reasons.

Source: jobberman.com

Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

Don't worry, we don't spam

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest Posts

See The 5 Most Beautiful Churches In Nigeria
Best of Nigeria
19 views
Best of Nigeria
19 views

See The 5 Most Beautiful Churches In Nigeria

PH - June 18, 2018

Nigeria is a home to so many beautiful constructions, some of which are churches in different part on the country.Nigeria has many religions, but the two main…

US-based Woman, Nike Roberts, Declares For Presidency Under PDP
Nigerian Women
17 views
Nigerian Women
17 views

US-based Woman, Nike Roberts, Declares For Presidency Under PDP

PH - June 18, 2018

A U.S.-based woman, Princess Oyenike Oyedele Roberts, has declared for the presidency of Nigeria on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019…

These Are 5 Things You Should Never Do In The Morning
How Tos
21 views
How Tos
21 views

These Are 5 Things You Should Never Do In The Morning

PH - June 18, 2018

Time is a very important factor,so if you ever think you didn't complete your task for a day, that's because you probably did what you were not…

10 Ways To Boost Your  Self-Confidence
How Tos
23 views
How Tos
23 views

10 Ways To Boost Your Self-Confidence

PH - June 18, 2018

Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand brake on.” -- Maxwell Maltz, so said a wise man. Self confidence can help to achieve even…

5 Causes Of Broken Homes In Most Families
Education
24 views
Education
24 views

5 Causes Of Broken Homes In Most Families

PH - June 18, 2018

There is an alarming increase in the number of broken homes. The home originally was spent to be a haven, a place to find joy and happiness…

7 Simple Proper Etiquette For Good Communication
Education
31 views
Education
31 views

7 Simple Proper Etiquette For Good Communication

PH - June 18, 2018

Communication is very important between humans,it involves two or more people. So always remember when talking that communication does not only have to do with the speaker…

10 Best Ways To Care For Your Eyes
Food and Health
41 views
Food and Health
41 views

10 Best Ways To Care For Your Eyes

PH - June 18, 2018

The eye is a very important organ of the body, no wonder it is one of the five senses humans possess. But unlike our body which we…

Wizkid Walks Dolce & Gabbana’s Men’s Fashion Show alongside Naomi Campbell and Tinie Tempah
Entertainment
30 views
Entertainment
30 views

Wizkid Walks Dolce & Gabbana’s Men’s Fashion Show alongside Naomi Campbell and Tinie Tempah

PH - June 18, 2018

The Soco singer, a few minutes ago, walked for Dolce & Gabbana‘s Spring Summer 2019 Men’s Fashion Show in Milan, Italy. Superstar model Naomi Campbell, who did…

5 Most Popularly Used Phones In Nigeria
Buzz & Trends
35 views
Buzz & Trends
35 views

5 Most Popularly Used Phones In Nigeria

PH - June 18, 2018

There are currently 5 brands of smartphones commonly found in the hands of Nigerians especially the youths. Nigeria has one of the fast growing markets in Africa.…

REPORT: How Nigeria Got 10 More Years of GAVI’s Support
Food and Health
37 views
Food and Health
37 views

REPORT: How Nigeria Got 10 More Years of GAVI’s Support

PH - June 18, 2018

“We are beggars because of our flagrant and absolute misuse, misapplication and wastage of our resources.” The Nigerian government was able to secure a further 10 years…

9 Facts About The Richest Woman In Nigeria
Best of Nigeria
38 views
Best of Nigeria
38 views

9 Facts About The Richest Woman In Nigeria

PH - June 18, 2018

Folorunsho Alakija, a 65 year old woman is the richest woman in Nigeria. She is a business magnate who has her hands in oil and printing industries.Mrs.…

Learn 100 Interesting Facts About Nigeria
Art, History and Culture
43 views
Art, History and Culture
43 views

Learn 100 Interesting Facts About Nigeria

PH - June 18, 2018

These 100 facts about Nigeria are collated to teach us more about this beautiful land in Africa,Nigeria. Well known as the giant of Africa. It will contain…

11 Animals You Might Be Afraid Of But Are Harmless In Reality
Animals
38 views
Animals
38 views

11 Animals You Might Be Afraid Of But Are Harmless In Reality

PH - June 18, 2018

You will be surprised to learn that most of these animals we fear are in reality afraid of humans. These animals only have scary faces but they…

Meet The Top 3 Foot Wear Designers In Nigeria
Best of Nigeria
35 views
Best of Nigeria
35 views

Meet The Top 3 Foot Wear Designers In Nigeria

PH - June 18, 2018

When talking about fashion, shoes are very important accessories that add beauty to the overall look. In other words, shoes don't just protect our feet, they add…

Brief History Of Lagos State
Art, History and Culture
52 views
Art, History and Culture
52 views

Brief History Of Lagos State

PH - June 18, 2018

The founding of the famous state of Lagos had always been a mystery. Now the history as to how Lagos state came into existence has been unveiled.…

See 23 Reasons Why You Are Always Broke
Inspiring
72 views
Inspiring
72 views

See 23 Reasons Why You Are Always Broke

PH - June 18, 2018

Nigerians end up being broke after earning alot, because of simple things they never took cognisance of. Some of these are listed below: 1. You’re Stuck in…

Reasons Why Nigerian Working-class Youths Are Broke
General
51 views
General
51 views

Reasons Why Nigerian Working-class Youths Are Broke

PH - June 18, 2018

It has been observed that many Nigerians only work yet without anything to show for it. Many earn while working but most of their earnings are spent…

5 Reasons Super Eagles Will Not Reach World Cup Semis
Featured
96 views
Featured
96 views

5 Reasons Super Eagles Will Not Reach World Cup Semis

PH - June 17, 2018

The whole world is just recovering from the shock when Marcos, the mystic pig picked the Super Eagles as semifinal candidates at the World Cup. It has…

Loading...