Answering Illegal Interview Questions - Part 1

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • What interview questions are illegal?
  • What do I say when asked an illegal interview question?
  • Should I leave an illegal interview?

This cast gives our guidance on answering illegal interview questions.

This cast addresses a question which people ask us a lot, and which comes up often on the forums ... far more often than we've seen examples of illegal interview questions being asked. As we'll explain, more often it's a case of a clumsy interviewer, one who didn't quite express himself properly, or poor training, than actual INTENT to discriminate. At the end of the cast, we'll explain how the question is predicated on false assumption.

That said, if you are asked a question that you think is illegal, what do you do?

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What is the best strategy to answer this question?

One of the most hideous and yet innocuous sounding questions I have seen being asked is:

“What can you tell me about yourself that I can’t ask you?”