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Ep 705 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter tells you 5 questions to NEVER ask at a job interview if you want to get a job offer. 

Summary

Today I want to talk about some of the worst questions, the questions you should never ask on any job interview. As much as I expect maturity, intelligence and professionalism from people, every once in a while I get surprised. Rather than commit these gaffes on the interview, I would rather head them off.

So let me talk with you about the time questions you should never ask a job interview.

1. "By the way, what does your company do?" Why would you ever asked this question? Why didn't you just Google the firm's website before the interview? Why didn't you just spend some time on their website to learn what the firm does in advance of your interview? If you are interviewing with the startup that's in stealth mode, I'm sure you can find something on Mashable or TechCrunch that my talk about what the firm is trying to do. Regardless, you can just Google and find out what the company does? When you ask a question like this, you send the message to an employer that they don't like.

2 & 3. Do you do a background check?" The Cumberland the question is, "Do you do drug testing?" I laughed at these questions because you have obviously sent up an enormous red flag for them that says, "There's a problem in my background," or, "There's an issue with my background." You have told him that there is an issue with such a thing.

4. "Do you have any other jobs available?" You basically told him that's a not interested in what they are talking with you about. You are better off continue through with the interview in a very professional way. If they ask, "Are you interested," you can be honest and tell them that you have some questions about whether this is the right role for you. It will allow you to get your questions answered. If you do have questions about the job. It's very mature they ask a question like this.

5. "What's your insurance coverage like?" What are things you don't want to cover the early stages of interviewing or early stages of a job search with the firm's benefits. You want everything focused on your ability to do the job, that you have a lot of passion and enthusiasm for "doing the job," you are there to help them satisfy THEIR needs, you are not there to have yours fulfilled AT THIS TIME.

That is a point later on in the interview where they are starting to fall in love and started to lust after you and you can start dealing with benefits. Initially ago stay off this question.

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Stupid Interview Mistakes: The Top Questions to NEVER Ask at a Job Interview

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter tells you 5 questions to NEVER ask at a job interview if you want to get a job offer.

Summary

Today, I want to talk with you about some of the worst questions, some of the questions you should never ask, On any job interview. As much as I expect maturity and intelligence and professionalism out of most job hunters, every once in a while I get surprised. Rather than committing these gaffes when you interview, I would rather have them off. Let me talk with you about the top questions you should never ask on a job interview.

1. "By the way, what does your company do?" What would you ever asked this question? Why didn't you just google the website for this firm before the interview? Why don't you just spend some time on their website to learn what this firm does in advance? Startups if they are in stealth mode-- I'm sure you could find something on Mashable or TechCrunch or 1 of the other tech sites that might talk about what the firm is trying to do. But you can't find out through Google what the company does? You send the message when you ask a question like that

2. "Do you do a background check?" The corollary to this question is, (3) "Do you do drug testing?" I can't help but laugh at these questions because you have set up an enormous red flag that says, "There's a problem in my background." Or, "there's an issue that's there." You just told them that there is such a thing.

4. "Do you have any other jobs available?"You basically told him that you're not interested in the job that they Are interviewing you for. Better to continue through the interview. Do it in a professional way. If they ask whether you are interested, you can reply, "I have some questions about whether this is the right role for me." It will allow them to answer your questions If you do have questions. Asking this question is very immature.

5. What is your insurance coverage like? 1 of the things that you don't want to cover in the early stages of an interview is benefits. You want everything focused on whether you can do the job. You have a lot of passion and enthusiasm for doing the job. You are there to help them satisfy their needs.. You are not there to have yours fulfilled at this time. Now, there's a point later on in the interview when they are starting to fall in love and starting to lust after you that you can start dealing with issues of benefits.

But, initially, stay off the kind of question.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and leadership coaching.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.

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