What NOT to ask in a first interview

Avoid asking about vacation, benefits and other perks in a first interview.

Instead, strive to present your skills, experience and personality in your first interview. Save these types of questions for later on in the interview process. Answer each question with the employer in mind.  Candidates often want to say what they need and what they want, but in a first meeting, focus on what you bring to the company.  You can ask about perks in a second interview.

At the end of the interview, if you have a chance to ask questions, ask about the position itself, company culture, what they need for the role.  Focus on them, not you.  At the next interview or in a conversation with HR, you can ask about all of the details of their benefit package, vacation, overtime, perks, and more.