How many questions is too little or too much to ask during a job interview?
During a job interview, when you ask questions or when the interviewer asks if you have any questions, how many questions should you ask to show interest in the job. How many questions is too little or too much to ask? I would love to have answers from anybody who has been an interviewer or who has worked in human resources or as a recruiter. Please only serious answers.
Asked By: Ms - 6/10/2008
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
It has been my experience from being on both sides of the interviewing desk that there is no magic number on how many questions to ask. You should go into the interview with a prepared set of questions. The questions should not be asking for information that you can find off of the internet. This shows a lack of proper... More
Answered By: DCR - 6/10/2008
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there are not really a set amount of questions, but make sure you always ask questions. as long as your questions are relevant and of importance then feel free to ask as many as you please, if the interviewer does not appreciate it then you most likely do not want to e employed there anyways... More
Answered By: scott A - 6/10/2008
You should ask at least 10 questions. The quality of those questions is what counts though. Aside from pay and benefits, which should be the LAST questions, ask about the potential for growth, how did this position become vacant, what would your responsibilities be (if not already told), is it a permanent position or... More
Answered By: lea_v_2000 - 6/10/2008
Make sure to ask all pertinent questions regarding job duties, benefits, work hours, etc. You should also ask for a job description and to whom you will be reporting. I would also ask for benefits, vacation, holidays, 401k details.
Answered By: Jerry J - 6/10/2008
It really depends on how much information the interviewer has provided to you througout the interview. They may have answered a lot of your questions and you should not feel obligated to ask an irrelevant question. Believe me, this will have more of a negative impact than not asking one at all. The answerer who said... More
Answered By: TX Cyclone - 6/10/2008
I would not say a certain amount of questions, by no means would 10 be required. More important is the kind of questions you ask, it should show your interest and level of knowledge, good questions will be remembered.
Answered By: Ryan - 6/10/2008
I think it shows recruiters your IQ when you ask smart questions. I also think that it's easy to throw an interview off if you ask too many questions on things the employer is uneasy about (ie salary, benefits). I think people respect you when you have a clear agenda, ie, family time and life-work balance. But as far... More
Answered By: stefan b - 6/10/2008
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