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Interview Questions You Should Never Be Asked
 

-And Should Never Feel You Must Answer

Age
Illegal: How old are you? When did you graduate from college? What is your birth date?
Legal: Are you over 18?

Family
Illegal:
What is your marital status? Who lives with you? Do you plan to have a family? How many children do you have? What are your child-care arrangements?
Legal: Would you relocate? Would you be willing to travel as needed? (Legal if it is pertinent to the job.)

Personal
Illegal: How tall are you? How much do you weigh?
Legal: Are you able to lift a 50-pound weight and carry it 100 yards, which is part of the job?

Arrest Record
Illegal: Have you ever been arrested?
Legal: Have you ever been convicted of [fill in the blank]? (The crime must be reasonably related to the performance of the job.)

Military Service
Illegal: If you have been in the military, were you honorable discharged?
Legal: In what branch of the Armed Forces did you serve? What type of training or education did you receive in the military?

National Origin
Illegal: Are you a Unites States citizen? Where were you or your parents born? What is your native language?
Legal: Are you authorized to work in the United States? What languages do you read, speak or write fluently? (This question is all right as long as it is relevant to the job.)

Affiliations
Illegal: To what clubs or social organizations do you belong?
Legal: Do you belong to any groups that are relevant to your ability to perform this job?

Disabilities
Illegal: Do you have any disabilities? Have you had any recent or past illnesses or operations? What was the date of your last physical exam? How is your family's health? When did you lose your eyesight? How?
Legal: Can you perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations? (This question is acceptable if the interviewer thoroughly described the job.) As part of the hiring process, you will be required to undergo a medical exam after a job offer has been made. Results must be kept strictly confidential, although medical-safety personnel may be informed if emergency medical treatment is required, and supervisors or managers may be informed about necessary job accommodations, based on the exam results.

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