You might already know some of the questions which are illegal for an employer to ask. Being aware of your right to withhold information during an interview will put you on a level playing field with the employer. An employer might create a leading conversation, yet never ask a question direct and thereby elicit information from you without breaching the law. Many of the job seekers who come in our office take the position that they have nothing to hide and to withhold information is being deceitful. But you are not being deceitful. You are being cautious and tactful.
In our world today employers have experienced profit losses due to production loss in employees and therefore feel it is a good business decision to be more discerning when hiring. We are not advocating that you lie to the employer. On the contrary, we are simply attempting to educate you in the areas in which when asked directly about these concerns, you can attempt to redirect the conversation or reply in a manner that is legal and comfortable for you.
We have included two articles today. The first will explain the illegal areas of questions and offer up some advice. The second is a video indicating an illegal question with a possible answer. We encourage you to take the time to review both and move forward in confidence.
Dillon Job Service is open Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5 pm. Our Employment Specialists are here to provide you with personal assistance to review your resume, cover letter or provide a mock interview. We can provide you with resources to assist you in additional training options. We have a scanner to scan in your personal documents allowing you to email them to potential employers. We have a copier and fax available. Come see us today!
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