Candidates who ask these questions usually remain candidates. These questions basically terminated the job interview, according to recruiters, job coaches, and staffing
professionals who generously shared the worst questions candidates asked in job interviews. This list doesn’t include “Do you drug-test?” (four instances) and requests for dates (six instances).
There seem to be no conditions that justify asking the following questions in any circumstances.
25 Questions You Should Not Ask In An Interview
- Is it possible for me to get a small loan?
- What is it that your company does?
- Can I see the break room?
- Are you (the interviewer) married?
- What are your psychiatric benefits?
- How many warnings do you get before you are fired?
- Do you provide employees with gun lockers?
- Can you guarantee me that I will still have a job here a year from now?
- Do I get to keep the frequent-flier miles from company trips?
- Would anyone notice if I came in late and left early?
- How many (insert name of ethnic group) do you have working here?
- What does this company consider a good absenteeism record?
- Can you tell me about your retirement plan?
- The job description mentions weekend work. Are you serious?
- What is the zodiac sign of the company president?
- You’re not going to check my references, are you?
- Is it easy to get away with stuff around here?
- Do I have to work more than 40 hours a week?
- Why do I have to fill out this job application? It’s all on my résumé.
- How do you define sexual harassment?
- Can the company buy 5,000 copies of my wife’s book?
- Am I allowed smoking breaks?
- Will my office be near an ice machine?
- I missed my lunch. Do you mind if I eat my sandwich while we talk?
- When will I be eligible for my first vacation?