Can you pass this simple test?

Candidates need to know how the rules of interviewing might chill a conversation within an otherwise warm interview session and managers need to know these regulations, so they do not cross the line as to what is acceptable and what isn’t.

Managing legality during the job interview process is a slippery, treacherous slope. Here’s an example: On the resume, the candidate indicates she speaks Japanese. In a casual comment over a cup of coffee, the manager comments, “I’m impressed! How did you learn to speak Japanese?” BOOM! Potential legal exposure! A question that infers a foreign address can be considered discriminatory*.

See if you can pass this quick quiz about what is ok to ask or be asked during an interview and what is not:


Posted by on September 17, 2019 in , .

Dennis Gros

Originally from South Louisiana, Dennis founded Gros Executive Recruiters in 1989 and moved operations to middle Tennessee two years later. In 2018, Dennis became President of the Recruiting Division at MBS Advisors, which acquired the Gros firm. He is a frequent speaker, author, and editorial contributor for publications and events related to plastics and packaging employment. On weekends you might find him playing piano in a swing band.