1 Phrase to SHUT DOWN Illegal Interview Questions!!

1 Phrase to SHUT DOWN Illegal Interview Questions!!


Hey everyone, this is Self Made Millennial,
I’m Madeline Mann. Today I’m going to teach you this one phrase
that is so good at shutting down those illegal interview questions.You know those iffy job
interview questions you sometimes get, where they’re asking about your marital status,
your family, your age, your graduation years, sometimes they ask your social security number,
your credit score, ah! And you’re like, that is TMI. Now, you don’t want to sound like too much
of a square when you ask this, like, “That information is not important to the duties
of the role.” That’s actually an okay response, but that’s
not getting to the goal of building a relationship with this person and getting to the next round
of interviews. So I’ve come up with a way to do it a little
bit more gracefully. So here is the phrase you should use to respond
to these questions, and stick around though, because then I’m going to also tell you the
follow up phrase that you should use if they still keep pushing for you to give this information. So here it is: “I am happy to provide the
pertinent personal information and documentation you need once an offer is presented.” One more time: “I am happy to provide the
pertinent personal information and documents you need once an offer is presented. This is a graceful way of letting them know,
okay that’s a little bit out of the scope of what we need to be talking about but that
I’m not going to be cagey about it. I will reveal that information. Because you actually will. If you get an offer, they are going to ask
for all of your information all of your tax forms and all that stuff, it’s going to have
your age, marital status, all that stuff. Even if they are super casual about it, like
they are like, “Oh we have great benefits for parents, do you have kids?” I would say something like, “Wow that’s so
great that you all as a company prioritize family so much. I will be more than happy to share some of my pertinent
personal information if we end up getting to an offer stage.” So stay super positive, don’t think they are
bad people asking that inappropriate question, even though they really should not be asking
you that. But let’s say they press on, they’re like,
“Oh, no we really need your social security number.” And so here’s what you should say in response
to that. “I am unfamiliar with companies requiring
that information at this stage, could you walk me through your whole interview process,
as well as other pertinent information you need from candidates?” So don’t get angry, get curious. Dig in, why do they need this information? Maybe it’s a really unique situation, I don’t
know. But make sure you learn. And to not just give out this personal information,
because that can lead to serious biases in the interview process. So is it illegal for me to ask you all to
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8 thoughts on “1 Phrase to SHUT DOWN Illegal Interview Questions!!

  • I would love to see a video on how to handle job interviews while being pregnant. At which stage should you disclose a pregnancy? Is it a "no no" to look for and interview for jobs while being pregnant?

  • It makes sense…but if someone insists on knowing ir ur pregnant or have kids or ur age…probably they wont hire you anyway.

  • I just give them the finger and tell them I am reporting them to the federal employment tribunal. Then I call them racists and ask if they would ask that same question to a white candidate then I knock a glass of water off the desk onto the floor and walk out.

  • You're probably too young for a ready answer but it is a good research subject. At 62 years old my job, which I worked for 13 years, was eliminated. Five months, 68 online applications, two interviews for temp jobs and no offers. Three degrees and tons of experience. Plus, I worked at a university and I'm really fun! The advice I've gotten from older people in job search companies is: 1. dummy-down my resumé, 2. Give up and Consult. I'm a dreaded baby-boomer, but I still have to eat and I have 5 years before even considering social security, which I can't live on, anyway. I have two millennials; can you help out a mom?

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