Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Protect yourself when going for a job interview

When we go for a job interview, we tend to have a mindset to do whatever it takes to get the job interview success. Especially when we desperately need the job to cover debts and feed the family, we’ll say yes and take up any challenge. If you’re looking for a job and it’s the first time that you’re going for a job interview, you need to read this. According to an article from Yahoo Finance title “8 things employers aren’t allowed to ask you”, there are questions that consider personal and have nothing to do with the job. Below is the list of 8 questions.

  1. How old are you?
  2. Are you married?
  3. Are you a US citizen?
  4. Do you have any disabilities?
  5. Do you take drugs, smoke or drink?
  6. What religion do you practice?
  7. What is your race?
  8. Are you pregnant?

We know that employers want to know if our personal life affected our work performance or has a negative impact to our work. But still that’s not the reason to reject employment. We have to know our rights as an employee. Discrimination often took place all around us. Sadly not all cases are reported.

P/S: Although those are question that employers shouldn’t ask, you’ll find that many of them still ask. If they do, it’s better to find out why the question is asked. Sometimes it might just for the good intention for the employees’ health and benefits. At the end of the day, you’re not just trying to get a job but a working environment that suits you. It’s for your own sake.

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