Looking for a job isn't easy, and going to an interview can be the worst part if you aren't prepared. Stay calm! These interviewers and interviewees are sharing the questions to avoid during an interview when faced with the inevitable "Now, do you have any questions for me?" Check out these embarrassing stories and try not to follow their example. Vote up the most useful advice and learn what not to ask an interviewer!
- 126 VOTES
'What Exactly Does This Job Entail?'
From Redditor u/circumlocutionist:
So what exactly does the job entail? (as we were about to shake hands). We'd just spent half an hour going over it in detail, but it's fair to say she wasn't getting it anyway.
- 221 VOTES
'Will You Run A Background Check?'
From Redditor u/GloInTheDarkUnicorn:
Are you going to run a background check?
Well, normally we don’t for entry-level retail, but if you had any shot in hell of getting this job, you bet... I would now. He wasn’t getting the job anyway after he gleefully answered my question about difficult situations by recounting the most recent time he beat the sh*t out of someone.
Don’t call us, we won’t call you.
- 321 VOTES
'Can I Get Paid In Advance?'
From Redditor u/GhostlyQbe:
I had a guy say, "If I get the job, can I have a pay advance?"
No, he didn't get the job.
- 417 VOTES
'Can You Do It For Me?'
From Redditor u/snowmanvi:
I was doing a technical question for an engineer. We start really basic and then move on to moderate problems. This candidate was really struggling; it was clear it was not going to work out. As I try to move things along so that we might be able to wrap up early, the candidate asks, “Can you solve it wrong and I will tell you what’s wrong with your solution?”
My jaw must have dropped.
- 517 VOTES
'Wanna Get Drinks?'
From Redditor u/DickySchmidt33:
"Would you like to meet for a drink later?"
- 628 VOTES
'Can I Get Paid In Bitcoin?'
From Redditor u/Ganglebot:
So I was part of the interviews for a position that would be my coworker. My boss had already interviewed him, and our company does the second round of interviews with the people you would work with to see if they know their stuff and would be a good fit for the team.
This dude asked if payment in bitcoin is an option. I said I didn't know, he'd have to ask HR. He then asked if I'm into bitcoin, which I'm not.
He then proceeded to waste 10 minutes of a 30-minute interview lecturing me about investing in bitcoin, throwing around short forms for terms I'd never heard before. I kept politely saying, "Okay, well, I'd like to know a bit more about your skill set with this," and he'd just launch into something else about f*cking bitcoin.
A couple of days later my boss told me she was going to hire a different candidate that I interviewed. She said, "Yeah, not only did that one guy lecture you about bitcoin, but lectured Jane from HR because she said we weren't able to pay him in bitcoin because nobody here knew anything about it."