Oct 25, 2019 - 04:23 PM
You will very likely be asked why you are looking for a new job. Many job seekers initially feel that this is an opportunity to explain what they don't like about their current job. After all, that's honest. Right? Don’t fall for this. Don't talk about what you're moving away from. Talk about what you want to move toward.
So, instead of explaining why your current workplace is toxic (if that's the case), talk about what you're looking for in a future employer. Talk about what is interesting to you about this job opportunity (the company, too). Nobody wants to know what it is that you hate about your current boss.
You should also stay away from self-serving questions. In other words, the job interview is not the time to ask about vacation. It's not the time to ask about pay. It's not the time to ask about health insurance. These questions can wait until you receive a job offer and are in the negotiation phase.
In the interview, stay positive and focused on what you can offer the employer. This will help ensure that you have a great interview (which will hopefully lead you to the opportunity to ask questions about vacation and pay later on!).