Because the interview is a critical part of the hiring process, the questions that are asked should assist you in determining if the candidate and the position are a good match. However, there are certain questions that are irrelevant to the decision-making process and are considered illegal. Find out what inappropriate and illegal questions to avoid, and what to ask instead.
As a hiring manager, the job interview process can be a complex one. You want to ensure that you’re doing everything you can on your end to determine whether the candidate would be qualified for the role. Are they able to perform their job responsibilities, do they have the right skills/experience, and do they feel they’d work efficiently in your company’s environment? The answers to these questions will get you closer to your conclusion. However, you should avoid asking anything that may cause the candidate to feel isolated, stereotyped or discriminated against. Here’s what you need to know.
As a candidate, you want to ensure you’re given a fair chance. That means avoiding answering illegal or inappropriate questions that do not apply to your qualification of the role. But how can you do that without making either party awkward, or affect your chances of being considered for a position you’re interested in? Check it out.
From a candidate’s perspective, if you’re curious to know what type of interview questions you should avoid asking, here are 10 questions and the explanations of why. Topics such as the company’s competition, promotion timelines, or salary-related questions… and what you should ask instead.
Whether you’re a candidate or an interviewer and you’re looking for an in-depth list of questions/topics that should not be asked in an interview – this one is for you, as well as an acceptable way to ask the questions. Check it out!
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