10 Ways to Ruin a Job Interview


Ask About Perks and Vacations

Vacations, flextime, 401(k)s, health insurance and other benefits are important. Yet, the experts say you shouldn't ask about perks right away. If the prospective employer brings it up, then go for it. Some employers want to get the basics out of the way quickly. They don't want to waste anyone's time. An HR person might call you up and ask you what your salary requirements are. I say huzzah if that happens [source: Balderrama].

Sometimes a person can go through two or three interviewers and still not know how much the job pays or what the benefits are. Experts say you have a right to know what you will and won't get before the second interview is over. Just be tactful and polite. Asking about perks in the wrong way could prove disastrous. Wait for the right moment. Say something good and positive first, then hit them with the hard questions. End on an uplifting and positive note [source: Balderrama].