Help Wanted: Never ask these questions in an interview

The only stupid question is the one not asked. That’s true in many situations, but certain questions might hurt you in your next job interview. 

Here are some questions you should never ask in an interview, according to Forbes:

Never ask for information you could have easily found with a quick Google search.

Never ask if you can change the job details, the schedule, or the salary. Some jobs leave room for negotiation, but until you’ve been offered the job steer clear of this one.

Never ask about gossip you’ve heard.

Never ask, "Do you do background checks?"
Never ask, "What does your company do?"

Never ask, "How quickly can I be promoted?"

Never ask if the company monitors email or internet usage.

There are more where those came from. To see the full list, click here.

Career experts agree, asking questions is the best way you can find out if the organization is a good fit for you, but they need to be the right ones. On Thursday ,Feb. 25, I’ll go over some of those questions for you.

Here are some upcoming hiring events through the Kentucky Career Center to put your new skills to the test:

1.) Green Turtle Bay; 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Green Turtle Bay Conference Center in Grand Rivers — entry level positions and professional positions available.

2.) Resume Workshop: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 19 at the Kentucky Career Center at 416 S. 6th Street Paducah; RSVP required.

3.) West Kentucky Community and Technical College will have a Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 17. Open to students only.

4.) Resume Workshop: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 19 at Kentucky Career Center in Paducah; RSVP required at 270-575-7000.

5.) West Kentucky Community and Technical College will be at the Kentucky Career Center in Paducah to discuss the EPIC Program; from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on March 14; other training opportunities will be discussed on from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on March 16..

If there’s a job opening you’d like me to let people know about, email me at

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