- What is your current compensation (split it into basic, take home and benefits)? Do you have any salary expectations?
- If you are hired, when would you be able to start?
If you are a startup and looking to hire someone, ask these two questions before starting the interview process. Saves lot of time! I spoke to many candidates who worked at Amazon/Flipkart/InMobi/*ANY BIG COMPANY* and willing to join startups. But the actual reason is they are looking for a salary hike. It’s good, everyone has their own commitments.
Also some of these companies have this policy of *notice period*, for many it’s 15-30 days, while for some it’s up to 90 days. No point in talking to these folks if you are looking for someone who can join immediately.