Interviews can be a nerve-racking event in a person’s life. Especially when you aren’t exactly sure what will be asked. Job seekers can find advice and tips on how to present themselves during an interview, but do interviewers know what questions are offensive, inappropriate, and are just the worst interview questions you could ask?
Here are 7 of the Worst Questions Interviewers Ask:
1) So, what’s your background?
You have my resume…?
2) What is your biggest weakness?
This is almost cliché because there’s never really an honest answer. Hello! I’m trying to be hired and you can make your own judgments. Otherwise, I’ll say chocolate is my weakness.
3) What’s your salary history?
What I was paid at McDonald’s in high school is irrelevant, but since you asked, I wasn’t lovin’ it.
4) Do you think you can handle this workload?
No. I’m just sitting here because I want you to ask me questions for a job I don’t think I can handle…
5) If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?
Umm… since I was completely prepared for this question and KNEW you would ask such an intelligent question, I would have to say a weeping willow because that’s what I want to do after sitting through this interview.
6) If I offered you the job, would you accept it?
No I wouldn’t. Why would I want that? A job? Pshh! I’m just here to see your pretty face.
7) What does your husband do?” or, “What church do you go to?” or “Do you have kids?
(Just walk out… Interviewer is a creep)
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