IntroductionThe job interview is normally a one-way traffic where an interviewer keeps on asking the questions and the candidate keeps on answering. But that does not mean that candidate cannot ask any questions to the interviewer. Interview ethics require interviewer to provide the candidate chances to ask certain questions at the end of the interview and most of the interviewers nowadays do that. But what kind of questions can candidate ask? Is it necessary to have some questions at the end? Well, it is not mandatory to ask the questions towards the end of the interview. But it is seen that asking right and good questions to the interviewers sometimes work in favor of candidate's chances of getting selected. Candidates can even choose not to ask any questions, but my suggestion is that it is better to ask right questions. Your silence can mean lack of interest in the job to your interviewer. On the other hand, wrong and haphazard questions asked just for the sake of asking may mar the chances of selection as well. So what are the right and wrong questions let us figure out below?
Questions that a candidate can ask in the interview
Questions that should not be asked in the interview
ConclusionHence if you are attending an interview and it is very important for you to get the job then make sure that you do not ask unwanted questions as mentioned above. You may think that your skills matter in the selection and how do these questions effect? But let me tell you many companies along with your skill to do the job also look at your attitude, mindset, and passion for work. So here it may prove a negative point for you as far as chance of your selection is concerned. On the other hand, if you ask very good and intelligent questions then hiring manager can be impressed and believe that you are really interested in the job and the company. So it can increase your chances of selection. It is a truth that for companies both your skills and attitude are important to get their job done. My concluding tip is that if your interviewer asks you that do you have any questions and if you cannot think of any good questions to ask then it is better to remain silent and say I have no questions. It is better than asking haphazard questions just for the sake of asking.
It is true that we should not ask about the salary and perks or designation in the interview if the scales are fixed and if they have mentioned all the details in the interview call letter. In multinational companies and for IT professionals there will be a separate technical interview and HR interview. Mainly HR interview will be on these matters only. But in the technical interview, we should not bring in these questions. But some companies conduct only one interview wherein all the matters will be discussed and they themselves will raise the questions on these issues. In such situations, we have to make our stand clear and should not hesitate to ask the details. In case of freshers, they need not worry about the designation but they need to put up some experience. But in case of experienced persons, this matter should also be discussed in the same interview. At any point in time and in an interview, we should not bring in the work-life balance. We have to obtain that information from other sources but not in the interview. These days one should go to the website before attending the interview and know about the company and while talking in the interview the candidate's questions should be in such a way that the interviewer should know that he learned something about the Organisation which shows the interest of the candidate.