Don’t Ask the Wrong Questions: Don’t ask about vacation or sick time. Don’t ask about benefits. This information will be provided to you later and is not appropriate during the first interview. Asking these questions gives the impression that those issues are the most important to you.
• Don’t Discuss Compensation During an Interview: Don’t get into specifics about compensation—there are many variables involved in achieving compensation that’s fair to you and your employer. The proper and appropriate way to answer the question about money is to say, “Mr./Ms. [Interviewer Name], I am currently making [your present compensation]; however, what is most important to me is the opportunity and the company. Based on what you have shared with me so far, I am really interested in this opportunity. If you are interested in me, I would like to entertain your strongest offer.” If they insist on discussing it, provide a range, not a specific number.
• Avoid Negative Comments: If you have any negative feelings or concerns, discuss them with your SunTechPros Associate after the interview. Keep an open mind during the interview, and wait until after the visit to make a decision about the opportunity.