Steer clear of these illegal job interview questions

May 5, 2008, 1:46 AM PST | Length: 236


When it comes time to interview job candidates, you probably know that there are some questions that are simply off limits. However, there are also some seemingly innocent questions that could get you into hot water.

Episode #7 of Sanity Savers for IT Executives tips you off to several types of questions that you should avoid during job interviews.

Once you've watched the video, you can read the original TechRepublic article, download a PDF version of the article, and read what your peers have to say about this topic in the companion blog post.

3 comments
Dukhalion
Dukhalion

How can a question be illegal? It's just a question. There are no illegal questions in my country at least. If the interviewee don't want to answer it is another thing altogether. I don't see any problem with any questions, I answer those I want to, the others I ignore and ask for the next one. If You mean STUPID questions then that's completely different. Like the questions they ask you when you go through an airport. Wow, five sequrity people with just fifty IQ points between them....

tedmurphy1941
tedmurphy1941

The Video link is fragmented, please correct.

charles.cambell-wood
charles.cambell-wood

it's really great to watch and listen to the rules in regard to non legal questions during job seeks. Here in the UK where you are first a subject of the Queen and then if you are lucky a citizen of the UK, all the non allowed questions state-side are the very one's that if you do not answer them first on a paper form provided by the company you will not even get beyond the front desk! I quess that is the difference between a country that say's you are free, and a real democracy....republic first, last and always.