Question: Whenever I have an interview, they always ask me if I have any questions. I never know what to ask. I always end-up asking about money or benefits, but my AppleOne rep told me I shouldn't talk about money during the interview.
Answer: Your AppleOne Account Executive is right. You should definitely avoid questions about money or benefits. One strategy is to get the interviewer thinking about you already in the position. For instance, when I start next week, what is the first thing you'd like me to accomplish?
You might also look for additional ways to sell yourself. Questions like are there any particular traits you're looking for in the person you hope to hire allow you to then point out the ways in which you match what they're looking for. A question like what made the previous person who held this position successful is another way to get to those opportunities to sell yourself to them.
Another good strategy is to ask the interviewer about themselves. How long have they been with the company? What has their career path been like? People love to talk about themselves, so this can create a good bonding moment.
Just last month, we reviewed the book, 101 Smart Questions to Ask on Your Interview. You might want to take a look at that for additional questions to consider.