Today, most employers understand that there are some questions one should never ask during an interview. Yet – despite the risk – some employers still “wing-it” with their interview questions rather than sticking to a pre-set list of compliant questions. No matter what your interview strategy, the bottom line is that every question asked during the interview process should be directly related to whether the candidate is qualified for the job for which he/she is applying. Hiring managers get into trouble when they ask for information that is irrelevant to the candidate’s ability to do the job. The more tenuous the questions, the more likely a challenge by a candidate who didn’t get the job will be successful.
Off limits interview questions. Off limits questions can readily be categorized by protected characteristic. If you find yourself straying into one of these categories, change the subject. Below you will find some examples of questions which you should avoid.