Human Resources

8 Illegal Questions Not to Ask in an Interview

Hiring is one of the biggest challenges for business owners. Knowing that there are certain questions that are illegal to ask can help you avoid any legal issues.
Do not ask about:
1.  Age
2. Race
3. Creed
4. Sexual Orientation
5. Ethnic origin
6. Marital status
7. Sex
8. Number of children

*You also should not ask about height and weight, occupation of spouse, credit rating or financial status, military release, and more. Check with your state laws to ensure you do not ask any questions that would be considered illegal.

When concluding the interview, you could ask, “Is there anything else you’d like to tell me about yourself? We will be doing a background check.” If you know you’re not going to hire them, tell them. You could say “I’ve been interviewing for a week now. If you don’t hear from me tomorrow, assume I’ve filled the position. Thanks so much for your time.” I hate those phone calls telling them they are NOT being hired.

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