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Old 08-15-2012, 08:59 AM
 
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10 Questions You Shouldn't Ask on a Job Interview - Yahoo! News

As with most lists like this, these points seem like common sense. But as one of my favorite writers back home used to say, "Common sense isn't all too common".
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:58 AM
 
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Oh boy, I could really add to this list!

I've had people ask me, in interviews:

"How long after I start can I take vacation days?"
"Will I ever be asked to do things that aren't listed in the job description?"
"Do you provide smoking breaks in addition to meal breaks?"
"What is the 'grace period' for being late?"
"Do you mind if I take this call?"
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:11 AM
 
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Interview is about the job and your ability to perform. Anything else you should not ask or talk about.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:19 PM
 
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It's 2012.

If you need to read a list like this before going for a job interview, you've already excluded yourself from getting the position.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:00 PM
 
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It's 2012.

If you need to read a list like this before going for a job interview, you've already excluded yourself from getting the position.
Sure, if you didn't know the things on this list, perhaps you are a bit behind the curve. But people have to start somewhere. I'm glad some people were naturally born with all the facts and knowledge they would need for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately others have to work their way up to it. Don't be condescending.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:04 PM
 
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I'm not being condescending. The things on that list are common sense.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:06 PM
 
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The things on that list are common sense.
Sometimes, "Common sense is not too common".

-Mitch Albom

Just trying to help folks out.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:04 PM
 
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Default Nope, common sense isn't common at all

That's why we have to have instructions that tell us not to use a blow-dryer in the bathtub, that plastic bags are not a toy for small children, and that a can of peanuts "may contain peanuts."

The people without such common sense self-select themselves out of jobs, and sometimes off the actual planet.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:36 PM
 
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That's why we have to have instructions that tell us not to use a blow-dryer in the bathtub, that plastic bags are not a toy for small children, and that a can of peanuts "may contain peanuts."

The people without such common sense self-select themselves out of jobs, and sometimes off the actual planet.
"Use of this Superman costume does not enable the wearer to fly" is my favorite.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:42 PM
 
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"Use of this Superman costume does not enable the wearer to fly" is my favorite.
Gadzooks!
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