Interview Questions that Shouldn't be Asked

To help you prepare for your job interview, here are 24 interview questions that are illegal (in most places) for an interviewer to ask.

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What is your nationality?

"I am proud to say that both of my parents are from Iran. They immigrated in 1988 and we have carved successful lives here ever since. I am very proud of my heritage. What is your nationality?"

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24 Illegal Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. What is your nationality?

  • 2. What race do you consider yourself?

  • 3. Are you married?

  • 4. Do you plan on having children?

  • 5. Where were you born?

  • 6. What is your age?

  • 7. Since you are in your early twenties, do you think you'll be able to handle this job?

  • 8. Do you have any disabilities?

  • 9. Are you a Christian?

  • 10. What religion are you?

  • 11. Are you heterosexual?

  • 12. When do you think you'll get married?

  • 13. I see you are engaged or married, do you plan on having children soon?

  • 14. What year did you graduate?

  • 15. How is your health?

  • 16. Do you observe any religious holidays?

  • 17. Are you a social drinker?

  • 18. What is your native language?

  • 19. What is your birthday?

  • 20. Have you ever been arrested?

  • 21. What type of discharge did you receive from the military?

  • 22. Have you had any recent illnesses?

  • 23. What is the date of your last your last medical exam?

  • 24. What is your height and weight?