We have all had that moment in an interview when we are asked if we have any questions. It can be hard to think of that ideal question that will make you seem interested and will also reflect on your knowledge of the company.
Warning! None of the below questions should be used in an interview.
“Do I have to be at work every day?”
This is not the best of questions, asking this will just show you are not that interested in working. If you really need to know the answer to the question it will be determined once they have finished all the interviews and have confirmed they want you for the position.
“Can I set my own hours?”
Similar to the above question, this shows a lack of interest in working. Again the hours you work will be determined when the employer has confirmed you have the job.
“Did I get the job?”
I would not recommend asking this question; usually the interviewer has more interviews after yours. So they really wouldn’t have answer to the question at this stage. Firstly, they will see all the candidates and then make a final decision on who has the position.
“What does the company do?”
You should actually know the answer to this question already. By asking this question it shows a lack of knowledge and interest in the company. Always do your research on the company before you go to an interview.
“What is the salary?”
Asking the salary question in the interview is generally not done. This shows you are only interested in the money and not the company. Although salary is important this is usually negotiated when the employer confirms you have the job.
More interview questions you shouldn’t ask:
“What is the star sign of the company president?”
“Is the boss single?”
“What colour is the décor in the office?”
“Do you want to go on a date?”
“Will I need to take a drug test?”
“Can I wear shorts to work?”
“How late can I get to work without being fired?”
“Can I place my desk near the canteen?”
“Will I be able to work from home?”
When you are asked “do you have any questions?” by the interviewer, think carefully. Asking a question similar to the above questions can hurt your chances of getting the position. It’s important before an interview you take the time to think of any questions you may have at the end of an interview. Being prepared is key to a successful interview.