5 Questions Not To Ask In A Job Interview

By Anuj Mishra

When you think about an interview, all that comes to your mind is a set of questions and what would be the best answers to them. Many job seekers go on to research about the frequently asked interview questions related to their field of study. That's good, no doubt. But, have you ever thought about the concluding part when the interviewer asks you, 'do you have any questions?'

Seldom do we give this part enough importance. And what happens at the end? People end up asking irrelevant questions. Resultantly, they lose the chances of getting selected during the culminating part of the interview, despite answering the rest of the questions well.

Questions Not To Ask In A Job Interview


Getting rejected in a recruitment process just because the wrong questions were asked could be the worst nightmare for a student or a job seeker. To avoid this, here are those 5 dangerous questions which you should avoid asking while appearing for a job interview.

What Is The Company About?

It is understandable that if you are appearing for a company job interview, you should already know where you will work after getting selected.

According to interviewers, if a job seeker is genuinely striving for a position in the company, they should do thorough research about the organisation. Failing to do so and asking this question conveys that you aren't keen on acquiring the job.

Questions Not To Ask In A Job Interview

How Many Hours Will I Have To Work?

Asking about how long in a day you will work before joining clearly shows your unwillingness to push your limits during the job.

It's always better to try and find out about the working hours before appearing for the interview. Also, working for extended hours shows your dedication towards the job which gives a boost to your growth in the company.

Can I Work From Home?

This question signifies that even after spending your whole life in pursuing education and learning, you are still comfortable at your home.

Never ask this question. It depends on the work profile and the work culture of the company, if they will allow you to work from home. Being amidst your colleagues doesn't just make the work more convenient but also encourages you to stay competitive. If commuting to work and back is an issue, you must look for an organisation that is more accessible.

Questions Not To Ask In A Job Interview

How Long Does It Take For One To Get Promoted?

This question would make the interviewer think that you are already eyeing towards hard work and growth, wouldn't it? The answer is NO.

Asking about the time of promotion shows that you are not interested in a low-profile job which ultimately means you may not put in your full effort while working this position. This question represents your desperateness for a high position and more money rather than learning and contributing to the growth of the company. It's always better to avoid this question. The more sensible question would be, 'what are the different opportunities to grow in this organisation?'

Am I Selected?

There are multiple doubts which can arise within the recruiter the moment you ask this question.

Do you doubt your capabilities? Don't you have patience? Can't you give some time to the recruiters to think about which candidates to select amongst the ones who interviewed with them?

Once your interview is at the culminating point, you shouldn't destroy your prospects of getting selected by asking this question. Firstly, a majority of times there are multiple candidates who appear for the recruitment process and recruiters need some time to filter out the ideal ones.

Moreover, you should be confident about your capabilities; if you have confidence, you will be selected. If you don't get recruited, then some other opportunity is waiting for you.

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