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It’s every interviewee’s worst nightmare: You’re being grilled while interviewing for your dream job, and the questions keep getting worse.
Many dread the “Why should we hire you?” question, but is it really the worst interview question hiring managers are asking in 2020?
Career experts at Resume.io decided to find out so they surveyed 2,000 job seekers to uncover the trickiest (even illegal) questions they’ve been asked in recent interviews: https://resume.io/blog/the-worst-job-interview-questions-revealed
Some highlights include:
- Hiring managers are asking inappropriate (and borderline illegal) questions – including questions about age, children, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, political views and more.
- Women are expected to prove their ‘worth’ in job interviews. They are asked about their strengths & weaknesses and why they should be hired more often than men.
- Interviewers grill men about their legal, political and religious backgrounds. And black men are more likely to be asked about politics than white men.
- As part of this project, Resume.io also took the 10 toughest questions and offered expert advice on the best way to answer them.