Asking About Vacation, Benefits, and Other Perks at a First Interview

We often get questions regarding what and what not to ask during a first interview, namely vacation, benefits and other perks.

While this may come up in conversation, strive to present your skills, experience and personality in your first interview above all. 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.