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    Do you have a list of legal and illegal questions that you have used in an employment interview that you can share? Thank you.


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    David B. Grinberg


    I’m not sure where to find a list of questions, per say. The information below is from the EEOC website (bold added for emphasis). For more info I suggest further checking and and Hope this helps…

    Pre-Employment Inquiries (General)
    “As a general rule, the information obtained and requested through the pre-employment process should be limited to those essential for determining if a person is qualified for the job; whereas, information regarding race, sex, national origin, age, and religion are irrelevant in such determinations.

    Employers are explicitly prohibited from making pre-employment inquiries about disability.

    Although state and federal equal opportunity laws do not clearly forbid employers from making pre-employment inquiries that relate to, or disproportionately screen out members based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, or age, such inquiries may be used as evidence of an employer’s intent to discriminate unless the questions asked can be justified by some business purpose.

    Therefore, inquiries about organizations, clubs, societies, and lodges of which an applicant may be a member or any other questions, which may indicate the applicant’s race, sex, national origin, disability status, age, religion, color or ancestry if answered, should generally be avoided.

    Similarly, employers should not ask for a photograph of an applicant. If needed for identification purposes, a photograph may be obtained after an offer of employment is made and accepted.”

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    Thanks so much David. Very helpful,

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    Marian Henderson

    A couple of questions I use that can be quite revealing about a person:

    1 – Are you detail oriented or do you look at the big picture? Which is more important?

    2 – If you had to choose between accuracy and timeliness which would you pick?

    3 – Are you comfortable taking the lead within a team environment?

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