Friday, April 17, 2015

Questions interviewers should not ask

Did you ever come out of a job interview and think, "Hey! I don't think they were allowed to ask me that."

Well, some questions are actually forbidden by law.

A Career Builder survey showed that even the hiring managers are not clear on what these are.

Deanna Hartley takes this on. Apparently one in five employers has asked an illegal question and found it later it was a no-no.

Examples of questions they should not ask:

How old are you?
What is your political affiliation?
What religion are you?
Are you pregnant?
Are you disabled?
Do you have children--or do you plan to?
Are you in debt?
Do you drink or smoke socially?
Are you married?
Where do you live?
What race or ethnicity are you?

But it's OK to surprise you with...

What super power would you like to have?

Do you believe in life on other planets?

If you were trapped in a blender, what would you do?

If you did not have to work, what would you do?

If you were stranded on an island, what 2 items would you like to have?

Welcome to the wacky world of work!

I once hired someone because she told me she had once had lunch with Mick Jagger.

She had really bad details, although she turned out to be a great employee.

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