When I was a first year law student, I scored an interview for what was then my dream legal internship. I learned everything I could about the organization and rehearsed my answers until I could recite them by heart. I was ready to get that offer. But as diligent as I had been in my preparation, I forgot to do one key thing: come up with good questions to ask my interviewer. When it came time to ask my questions, I had to improvise, and let’s just say, it was not good. I can still remember the puzzled look on the interviewer’s face as I asked a completely irrelevant question. Needless to say, I didn’t get the internship (though I did end up working for them the following year).
The point is that asking the right questions can help differentiate you from other qualified candidates, while asking the WRONG questions could cost you an offer. A few months ago, I shared with Fairygodboss 10 questions that could lose you the job. Check it out for advice on what NOT to ask.
Have you ever asked the wrong question in an interview?