Questions not to ask an employer in an interview

Questions not to ask an employer in an interview

August 27, 2022 Off By Ariana Rogers
  1. What are your salary expectations?

This is a question that you should avoid asking during an interview, as it can give the employer the impression that you are more interested in money than the actual job itself. Instead, wait until you have been offered the job before discussing salaries.

  1. What are the company’s plans for growth/expansion

Asking about the company’s plans for growth or expansion can make it seem like you are more concerned with your own career prospects than with the actual job at hand. It’s best to wait until you have been hired before asking about these sorts of things.

  1. How soon do you think I could be promoted?

Similar to the previous question, asking about promotion prospects before you’ve even been hired can make you seem more interested in your own career advancement than in actually doing the job. It’s best to wait until you have a better sense of the company’s inner workings before asking about promotions.

  1. What are the company’s policies on vacation/sick days?

Asking about vacation or sick days before you’ve even been offered the job can come across as presumptuous, and it’s best to wait until you’re an employee to inquire about these sorts of things.

  1. How long do you see yourself staying with the company?

This is a question that employers often ask during interviews, but it’s one that job seekers should avoid. Asking about your plans for the future can make it seem like you’re not really interested in the job itself, and it’s best to wait until you’ve been hired before discussing your long-term plans.

  1. What are your thoughts on the current state of the economy?

Asking about the employer’s thoughts on the current state of the economy can come across as negative or confrontational, and it’s best to avoid this topic during an interview.

  1. What are your thoughts on (company)?

Asking about the employer’s thoughts on their own company can come across as presumptuous, and it’s best to avoid this topic during an interview.

  1. How do you feel about (company)’s stock price?

Asking about the employer’s thoughts on their own company’s stock price can come across as presumptuous, and it’s best to avoid this topic during an interview.

  1. What are your thoughts on (industry)?

Asking about the employer’s thoughts on the overall industry can come across as confrontational, and it’s best to avoid this topic during an interview.

  1. How do you feel about competitors?

Asking about the employer’s thoughts on their competitors can come across as confrontational, and it’s best to avoid this topic during an interview.

And you must remember to bring your executive resume in order to pass your interview as well.