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Have you ever been arrested?

1 Illegal Interview Questions

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

The interviewer should never ask this question but you can choose to play along or you can opt out of the answer tactfully.

"If you require me to complete a background check or criminal record check - I am happy to comply."

Please note: An arrest is different than a charge. Depending on the job, you may need to disclose any criminal charges but not arrests that did not result in a charge.

Professional Answer Examples
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"If you require me to complete a background check or criminal record check - I am happy to comply."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 08/16/2016
Last modified on: 07/01/2018
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