Handling illegal questions


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Handling illegal questions

Often candidates will be faced with what they think is a tricky question, but is actually illegal. Many times interviewers don't even realize that a question is illegal, and have not been properly trained in interviewing techniques. This will also lead them to ask bizarre and inappropreate questions. There are techniques to handle these situations that will allow you to overcome these types of questions. In the US illegal questions are guided by federal law and categorized by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The categories of discrimination include race, religion, national origin, birthplace, sex, color, disability and marriage/family status. There are five questions for answering these questions and it will depend on the intent, because often these questions are posed as small talk. You will want to handle them appropriately.

For instance, an interviewer may ask, so, you're married? Or, you have children? First, you can answer the question. If you feel...

Handling illegal questions
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Handling illegal questions provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Valerie Sutton as part of the Acing Your Interview

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