10 Questions You Should Never Ask During An Interview

I showed you 10 Questions To Ask During An Interview. Now lets look at 10 questions to avoid. Also, included are questions you can use instead to get the same result without getting into trouble.


  1. Are you a U.S. citizen?
    Instead, ask: Are you authorized to work in the U.S.?
  2. What religious holidays do you observe and would you need those days off?
    Instead, ask: Are you able to work with our required schedule?
  3. Do you belong to a club or social organization?
    Instead, ask: Are you a member of a professional or trade group that is relevant to our industry?
  4. How old are you?
    Instead, ask: Are you over the age of 18?
  5. Is this your maiden name?
    Instead, ask: Have you worked or earned a degree under another name?
  6. Do you have any children or do you plan to have children?
    Instead, ask: Are you available to work overtime on occasion? Can you travel?
  7. We’ve always had a man/woman do this job. How do you think you will stack up?
    Instead, ask: What do you have to offer our company?
  8. Do you smoke or drink?
    Instead, ask: In the past, have you been disciplined for violating company policies forbidding the use of alcohol or tobacco products?
  9. Do you take drugs?
    Instead, ask: Would you be willing to take a drug screen prior to employment?
  10. How many sick days did you take last year?
    Instead, ask: How many days of work did you miss last year excused or unexcused?
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