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Old 07-21-2010, 02:13 AM
dragonhorseshoes dragonhorseshoes is offline
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Post 6 Illegal Interview Questions to Avoid
Wondering which questions you’ll be asked during your job interview? You should expect the usual ones, such as “Where do you see yourself in five years?” and “What’s your greatest weakness?” But then there are more colorful questions, such as “What animal best describes you?” and “If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have with you?” that you should brace yourself for.
Regardless of what questions get thrown your way, there are a handful of interview questions you should never be asked. Be aware — questions about subjects in these categories violate your rights:
Age National origin
Birthplac Race
Color Religion
Disability Sex
Marital/family status

However, don’t assume an employer’s prying questions are suggestive of discriminatory intentions. Often, a hiring manager is just trying to assess your fit for the job, not trying to illegally discriminate. While you can’t be asked directly about any of these topics, don’t be surprised if you find yourself discussing your family or religion with a potential employer either. It all depends on how the question is phrased.
While it’s important to protect yourself from illegal interview questions, there are legal alternatives to get the same information out of you. Be prepared and know your options by checking out these six examples of illegal interview questions, and how they can be rephrased to pass the law.
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:20 AM
hayden459 hayden459 is offline
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Till now i have given 3 interviews and haven't asked any question of this type. But i don't know that how asking about your marital status or birthplace race voilates my rights. Its pretty strange for me.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:08 AM
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I think the premise behind all of that is because it's illegal for companies to take that type of information into consideration for employment. You set yourself up for a lawsuit by someone if you ask that. They could come back and say you didn't hire them because they were race/single/married, etc. I would just play it safe, and steer clear of those subjects.
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