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While there certainly are more than these, Monster.com put together a list of five questions that aren’t legal to ask during a job interview. Recruiters take note:
For example, it’s illegal to ask any questions related to protected classes, says Charles A. Krugel, an HR attorney. “Protected classes typically include race, gender, nationality, religion, military status and age (40 and up). Usually, such questions are intended to identify those class members. More often than not, it’s ‘loaded’ questions that are asked, or those where it’s fairly obvious that the asker has a hidden agenda and the question has little to do with the job’s essential duties.”
Some examples of these questions include,”I notice that you live in Brookfield, there’s some nice country clubs and retirement communities there — are you a member of any of them?” and “If you need to commute to work, how would you do that?” The first question can relate to socioeconomic status, gender, race, religion and age, Krugel says., while the second may be looking for information on socioeconomic status and race.
These may be obvious to some, but it’s surprising how many people make inappropriate and derogatory statements when they’re being interviewed.
Via Lifehacker.com …
They meet more people in an afternoon than most of us do in a year. But what faux pas do human resources pros see again and again during the interview process? We picked the brains of two high-profile executives to find out what you definitely should and shouldn’t say, as well as what they secretly think of your résumé.
Via Techcrunch …
It’s widely believed in policy circles that technology creates jobs around the U.S., especially outside the startup-happy zone of Silicon Valley. But, searching for statistical nuggets in a needlestack of words is daunting–and a little boring. So, technology lobby, Engine Advocacy, and the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, are here to inform and dazzle you with multi-colored graphs (plus some egregious copy and pasting on our part) [PDF].
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It is no surprise that almost every job is posted online, that is why finding a good website that offers comprehensive information is one of the first major tools to land a job.
Some websites are limited to just lists of job openings and are simply formatted. When you are doing your job hunt, look for websites that offer career trends, suggestions of what you can do with your current skills and how to translate them into the new position that you desire.