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6 Illegal Interview Questions to Avoid

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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,...

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    CaseLoad77

    over 3 years ago

    12 comments

    I still have faith that not everyone is out to get a person, There are good employers who are looking for good people. I figure the best way to know anything is after the interview is over. Ask the interviewer certain questions about things that may crop up about your past. Get it out in the open and deal with it. They will either forgive it and call you back or not.

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    CaseLoad77

    over 3 years ago

    12 comments

    Hi Mared.

    I belive age discrimination and bankrupsty will now play a large part in not being hired. I am 54 and loss job lost all. One thing for sure if God mean for you to get a certain job, you will indeed get it at all costs

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    Mared

    over 3 years ago

    2 comments

    msgates is correct. I applied for a job at Windstream. They asked for my age on the application. I got a dear john letter. I have owned two companies and have a business degree. Un fortunately I am over 50 which I believe leaves me out of every opportunity. If I leave my age out of the application when I have the interview then I get the 'sorry' letter anyways.

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    msgates

    over 3 years ago

    8 comments

    Truth is, they can ask ANY D(#)# thing they please and there's nothing will be done about it--unless you yourself can afford a lawyer and are able to *prove* the illegal question was asked.

    I have had numerous interview where 'shenanigans' were pulled and there's not a thing that can be done about it. TODAY, employers hold ALL the cards. In bad times, the authorities(state and federal) are overwhelmed with cases in addition to getting their budgets cut to enforce the law. In Good times, just move on to the next employer, because there's someone else who will need your talents.

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    dotymed

    over 3 years ago

    2 comments

    If you have been convicted of a "DUI", over twenty years ago. do you have to reveal that?

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    uncchris

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

    In the case of government positions that require the ability to obtain a security clearance, it is legal to ask if the person is a US citizen as it is directly related to your ability to do the job (you can't do the work without a clearance, can't get a clearance without citizenship). It IS still illegal to ask other related questions, i.e. are you a natural-born or naturalized citizen, where are you from originally, etc.

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    ecarbajal

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Great information for anyone seeking employment. Keep them coming!

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    aplumey

    about 4 years ago

    4 comments

    THAT'S RIGHT ONCE I HAD A PERSON THAT DOWNLOADED A BUNCH OF QUESTIONS FROM A HUMAN RESOURCES WEBSITE AND SHE CLAIMED THE QUESTIONS WERE RELIABLE. BUT, HONEST WHEN SOMEONE ASK IF YOU ARE IN CONTEST WITH THREE PRICES ONE CRUISE, FLIGHT, CAR WITCH ONE WOULD YOU WANT AND WHY?

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    mhill1055

    about 4 years ago

    4 comments

    check it out

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    mhill1055

    about 4 years ago

    4 comments

    REVIEW

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    jeremys

    about 4 years ago

    4 comments

    Some of these questions are familiar to me, but it is uncommon in my experience to face these kinds of questions in an interview,

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    agentedmonds

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Hmmm, every government job application has a REQUIRED block asking for CITIZENSHIP, in particular US CITIZENSHIP.

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    jsmitchell007

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    This was some very good information. I have also been asked some of these questions and did not feel comfortable answering them.

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    celet

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Too many online applications are required, with many asking for date of birth or year of HS graduation, which gives a good ballpark of a person's age. If we choose not to answer, how can someone apply for a position and not have it kicked out for being incomplete!? I believe this is done to eliminate older applicants from the pool as they could have higher group insurance premiums. This discrimination is also illegal.

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    Gibson

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Thanks for the information. I have been asked some of those questions before. In the furture I will be better able to relates to these questions.

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