Interview Success PlanSM
Step 4: Inappropriate Questions
State and Federal laws govern the interview
process and inappropriate questions. These policies are usually available from the personnel or
human resources department. Interviews should be based on
"job-related" criteria and questions based on those criteria. If you've
been asked an illegal question, talk to the personnel or
human resources department or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Age: Whats your age?
Childcare: Do you have after school care?
Conditions of work: Does your family approve of your travel?
Criminal Record: When was the last time you were arrested?
Ethnic origin of last name: Is your last name Japanese?
Gender: Are you female?
Language: Do you speak English at home?
Marital Status: Are you divorced?
Name/Title: Is that Ms. or Mrs.?
National origin: Are you Chinese or
Race: What race are you?
Relatives: Is your husband employed?
Religion: Are you Catholic?
Residence: How can you handle the long commute?
Sexual preference: Are you gay?