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How Do I Deal with Interview Questions I’d Rather Not Answer?

Before you go into an interview, make sure you’re familiar with the types of questions the interviewer is legally allowed to ask you. Anything directly related to the role or the function you’ll be performing is fine, but if the conversation strays into questions about your health, your religion, ethnicity, marital or family status, you have the right to simply not answer the question. There are strict guidelines around the questions an interviewer can or cannot ask, and even some loaded questions that interviewers should steer clear of as well. Even if they have good intentions, you have a few ways of dealing with these questions. First, if you think they really are being inappropriate, tell them outright. If they’re trying to pre-judge you, you may not want this job anyway. Let them know they can’t, for example, ask you if you’re planning on having children in the next 6 months to a year, or whether or not you’re active in a church on Sundays—even if the job you’re interviewing for may require some weekend work.


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