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Six questions you should never ask in an interview

You are reaching the end of your interview, and seems like you have seized the job but there is one last thing you do and ruin all efforts.

This thing is answering the question, “Do you have any questions for me?” You really need to play safe here. Here are a few questions you should avoid,

How Much Does This Job Pay?

Asking this question too early into the hiring process will give hiring managers the impression that you only care about the money. Salary information should only be discussed when you’ve received an offer; anything sooner than that, and especially within the first five minutes of your interview, there most likely won’t even be an offer to celebrate, never mind a six-figure salary.

What Does Your Company Do?

This is the kind of question you ask when you haven’t done your homework, and it’s obvious to the interviewer that you haven’t. It’s of utmost importance that you research the company before you head in to that interview room because, in all likeliness, you’ll be asked to answer questions like “What do you know about our company?”

How Soon Can I Take a Vacation After I Start Work?

You’ve barely been in the building five minutes and you’re already planning your vacation to Ibiza. Not only does this make you look unprofessional and, quite simply, that you’re not the most committed of candidates, it also gives the interviewer the impression that you’re only concerned about the benefits the job has to offer.

How Quickly Can I Be Promoted?

We all want to advance in our careers, but asking this sort of question is a recipe for disaster. It merely signals that you’re not totally interested in the position you’re interviewing for and that you can hardly wait to move onto something bigger and better. It makes you sound arrogant and self-entitled; it just makes you stand out, but for all the wrong reasons. “What are some of the opportunities for professional growth within the company?” would be a much better question to ask instead.

What Is Your Internet Usage Policy?

While watching cat videos has been scientifically proven to boost productivity at work, blatantly asking about the company’s Internet usage policy, especially in an interview setting, creates the impression that you’ll be spending eight hours a day participating in bidding wars post that you come across rather than getting any work done. And who in their right mind would want to hire someone who is the polar opposite of devoted, hardworking, enthusiastic, and self-motivated?

How Many Warnings Do You Get Before Termination?

Unless you’re planning to make a lot of mistakes and break a lot of rules, avoid asking this question like the plague. It shows that you’re a sloppy worker and one who actively rebels against company policies and procedures, the complete opposite of an ideal employee. While some organizations usually fire recidivist employees after three warnings, they only need one warning not to hire you, and this is it.