Post: What NOT to Ask a Job Candidate

December 22, 2015

What NOT to Ask a Job Candidate

In the EGuide, The Structured Interview, we provide information on how to develop quality interview questions to support your interview process. It is important to educate your interview team on what types of questions are strictly off limits.

In our EGuide, we cover the critical questions highlighted below that should never be asked of a job candidate under any circumstances. We also provide suggested alternatives for gathering the same information from candidates.

What Not to Ask

Remember the following list is off-limits in a job interview:

  1. Age
  2. Gender
  3. Marital Status
  4. Family Status
  5. Sexual Orientation
  6. Nationality or Ethnic Origin
  7. Language
  8. Religion
  9. Disabilities
  10. Medical Information
  11. Height and Weight
  12. Pardoned Convictions
  13. Military Service

For more detailed information on how to develop a structured interview process, download the EGuide, The Structured Interview.

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