Handling illegal interview questions

I think I’m going to take up interviewing as a hobby, even though I’m happy working at home as my own boss. At least it’ll give me something to blog about and who knows? Maybe I can cash in on one of those lawsuit thingies.

Shouts from the Abyss

I received an email today about how to handle illegal interview questions. According to the email (always a very reliable source) the questions below are are “illegal.”

Of course, what is “illegal” in a job interviewing type of situation? I think it goes without saying that one person’s “illegal” is another person’s “get yer ass out the door because you won’t be working here!

Right on. People abusing other people. You know, now that I think about it, they ought to base an economic system on that.

According to the advice in this unsolicited email there are three ways you can go when responding to an illegal question during an employment interview:

  1. Answer honestly if you want.
  2. Tell the interviewer their question is illegal thus blowing any chance you had at the job.
  3. “Base your answer on the requirements of the job and your ability to perform it.” (Whatever…

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