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Stupid questions you shouldn't ask in an interview

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There is the old adage that there are no stupid questions. In spirit, this is true. Asking questions demonstrates interest, curiosity, and a thirst for learning. In an interview situation, the right questions can further your candidacy, demonstrate your qualifications, give you an edge over other candidates, help you determine whether the job is a good fit, and generate a positive rapport with the interviewer. However, in an interviewing scenario, there are questions that are best to avoid.

Stupid questions you shouldn't ask in an interview

Stupid questions usually come from candidates that are more interested in knowing what the company can do for them. They can be a result of laziness or even a lack of genuine interest in the job. They are stupid because they do not really focus on the purpose of the interview, which is to discover if the job is a good fit and get an offer. If you really want that job, there are a host of stupid questions to avoid that come under three primary categories.

Let's take a look at them.

 

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FEDERICA FATALE
FEDERICA FATALE March 27, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Useful article. Just an observation: A "great candidate” who aspires to a "great job”, maybe would not ever do these errors.
Only a mediocre candidate could show up to a job interview without having first studied the company or focusing the attention only on himself.
For this kind of candidate would be very useful read your advices ..... but maybe, such a candidate is so poor as it not even recognize that it need advices...

Federica Fatale
Sales manager of Hieroglifs Translations