When you’re in a job interview and an interviewer asks if you have any questions for them, the worst thing you can do is say no. You should always have some questions to ask — not only does it demonstrate your interest in the position and desire to learn more, but the right questions can help you find out what’s really going on and how your day-to-day life at that company may shape up.Photo by Gangplank HQ.
The folks over at Mashable have a great list of questions you should make sure to ask during your interview, and others you should certainly avoid because of their negative connotations. One that caught our eye is to ask interviewers if there are any issues or challenges about their job or role that keep them up at night: any problems that you might be able to help resolve. You may also consider asking your interviewer to describe their ideal candidate for the job, so you have an idea whether you fit the bill or not.
They also point out some questions to avoid, like asking right out of the gate about their work/life balance policies, or whether telecommuting is an option unless it’s already come up in the conversation. We’ve tackled the topic of how to find a job that will let you telecommute, but Mashable suggests being careful around the topic early on so you don’t send the wrong message to your potential employer.
These are just a few dos and don’ts they suggest for your next job interview. Do you have any other questions you make sure to always ask or avoid? Share them in the comments below.
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