One of the more bizarre ‘new stories’ with a PC focus, by run by The Advertiser. It was originally sourced from The Sun in London, which is very odd.
According to one UK HR expert and TikTok user, ‘taniracqurwrld’, who shares recruitment advice on her account, there are five ‘gutsy’ questions you should ask potential employers.
I’ve added my comments in italics. The top five questions are:
“What are the biggest challenges I will face in the first 90 days and how will success be measured?”
You’ll be on probation so learning the ropes will be the main measure of success and not pissing people off.
“Is there anything about my background that makes you hesitant to move forward in the interview process?”
For God’s sake, don’t ask this. You might be a black Jewish lesbian just out of prison but none of that matters. The question is beyond the scope of a formal interview.
“How does my background compare to other candidates you’re interviewing?”
None of your business. The only focus here is on your suitability for the job.
“I know the pandemic has caused unprecedented disruptions for many companies; how are you as a manager doing?”
Ask that and nine out of ten managers will terminate the interview. It’s insulting and shows you won’t fit the organisation.
“Reflecting on your own experience, what have you seen the company do to promote diversity and inclusion?”
The HR manager will take that question and she (or he) will answer it as your name is crossed off the short list.
“Feel free to ask for feedback on why you didn’t get the position”, she said and “Keep in touch if you don’t get the job.”
Ask these questions and you’re history.