Don't Ask These 5 Questions in Interviews

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By Vicki Salemi

This sounds like an oxymoron, right? After all, you should ask questions during the interview – they're a must. If you don't, a hiring manager may consider it game over before it began.

Here's the kicker though: Not all questions are created equal. Use them wisely, and you can gain tremendous insight into the organization and gauge if you can see yourself working there and ultimately thriving. The other scenario is asking weak questions only to get weak answers. It's kind of like the lifeline situation on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Leverage that lifeline when the going gets tough, rather than in the earlier, easier rounds.

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