Monday, February 20, 2017

Questions They Shouldn’t Be Asking You During Your Job Interview…But Will Try (Part 2 of 2)

By Richard Kent Matthews - Career Coach | Author | Speaker

See Part 1 for more no-no questions.

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Why are you asking me that question?

You've read Part 1 of this two part post, right? 

Here are a few more questions you shouldn’t be asked during a job interview. They are considered to be biased and most hiring staff should know better. They often don’t so keep your radar high.
  • When were you born?
  • Are you near retirement age?
  • Do you intend to marry?
  • Are you a single parent?
  • What kind of work does your spouse do?
  • Do you intend to have children?
  • What languages do your parents speak?
  • What kind of accent is that?
  • Do you have any roommates?
  • Do you tithe?
  • Are you ‘born again’?
  • Do your children go to Sunday School?
  • Do you have any health problems?
  • Do you spend a lot on prescriptions?
  • Were you ever denied life insurance?
  • When were you last in the hospital?
  • Are you handicapped?
  • Do you own or rent your home?
  • What was your record in the military?
  • Do you earn any money from hobbies or investments?
The list of questions like these is extensive and most employers and human resources professionals know not to ask them. But you may come across someone who is new, or forgets, or just doesn’t care.

If you feel you have been a victim of gender, religious, racial, or other forms of bias, you can contact your local department of labor and employment.