I applied to a tech company for remote work. This is a role I'm interested in, and there aren't many similar alternatives for such role.
After the initial technical tests (I scored very high) and before any interactive communication, I'm asked to fill out a form including the following:
- Marital status
- Children - how many
- Date of birth
Not to mention nationality, home address, last 2 employers - their contact numbers, 3 references.
Is this any normal?
I'm thinking of filling out the form partially and saying something like "willing to provide the rest of it in further stages"
Note: I've seen Contract complete and client now asking for lots of personal info and Why job applications require lots of personal info and is there anything to do about it?. I've never even heard before anyone being asked "how many kids, .."
EDIT - Company location
Latin American company with headquarter in San Francisco, California. I don't know what to make out of this.
I've been asked some personal Qs before, "on-passing" when we sat face to face or maybe on the phone. Answered some of them, dodged others. (still - I don't recall my marital status ever asked before) This is too personal, too "bold". I could make some sense out of it if somewhat latter stages of the process. It's like exposing myself to whoever might be behind the curtain - haven't yet exchanged a word with anyone except emails with mostly standard content.
Makes you think "what next - what am I getting onto."
I filled out the form partially and had an online meeting as the first step of the interview. I withdrew my application in an email after that interview- didn't think I can do with them.
I'm located in Canada - was going to work from here.