Linked Questions

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How should an interview candidate deal with questions that he is not comfortable answering? [duplicate]

Recently, my friend attended an interview with a local software company. He was asked about his relationship status and some other personal questions. He wasn't comfortable answering such questions. ...
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Is it legal for a job interviewer to ask if I'm married, and how do I deal with it? [duplicate]

I recently interviewed for a manager position at a software company. One of the interviewers asked if I was married, and he immediately added, jovially, "I really shouldn't be asking that." I am 40 ...
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If you were asked to sing or do other weird things at a job interview, does this mean that the employer is not taking you seriously?

I was applying for a position related to personnel work. At the job interview, as expected, the panelists asked me a battery of questions about my work experience and goals. Later on, however, they ...
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Is it ok to use concealed tape recorders at interviews?

I have realized that there could be some real advantages from using a tape recorder in interviews as I look for a new job. Some of the reasons I feel it would be worth recording the interviews are: ...
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How do I professionally tell the interviewer that I am extremely nervous to do what he's asking me to do?

First, I must add here that I have been working as a software engineer for six years now and haven't experienced anything like this ever before. I applied for a senior software engineering job at a ...
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How to answer deliberately silly interview questions?

A friend of mine is interviewing at medical schools. After his latest round, he told me he was asked, "If you were a cookie, what kind would you be?" It threw him because it was completely out of ...
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When interviewing, is it prudent to tell the hiring manager that you're a parent and your spouse works full-time?

These days, many households include two parents who both work full-time. These parents face many challenges while balancing work and child-care responsibilities. But this situation also presents a ...
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Appropriateness of asking personal questions of employees?

So, I happened to be watching Undercover Boss tonight, and in one of the jobs the CEO starts asking some personal questions of his employees - like: how old are you? do you have kids? where did ...
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What is the correct response to being asked to sing a song during an interview? [duplicate]

I just read this question: If you were asked to sing or do other weird things at a job interview, does this mean that the employer is not taking you seriously? The common consensus seems to be ...
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Is it OK not to answer personal questions on a job interview [duplicate]

Interviewers sometimes ask questions that make me uncomfortable: what is your hobby, what is your favorite fiction book, what is your relationship status, what is your greatest weakness, what is your ...