It is said that there are no stupid questions, but sometimes there just yet. In job interviews where the boss wants to seriously of the applicant’s knowledge: “Are you pregnant?”
last December, this issue was the subject of a court hearing. In North Rhine-Westphalia, a chief had sued his employees, after they had previously claimed in the interview at the request of the supervisor, she was expecting a child. She was in fact pregnant.
After the employer learned of the pregnancy, he complained. He wanted to contest the contract due to fraudulent misrepresentation. However, the court ruled against the employer: Applicants have the right to keep your pregnancy a secret.
But that’s not the only unpleasant Situation in the job interview: Manager Job-candidates strange questions. In the context of a study of unsuccessful preliminary talks, the market research firm Insight on behalf of the service company Viasto, should be answered by the study participants: “What was the worst question you ever asked in a job interview?”
For the study, were interviewed last November, more than 1000 workers, which ran in the last three years, an application process through – in different areas, from the chemical company to the craft.
The result is: There are a lot of absurd situations, in the superior of your potential employees – for example, because you want to know, what size Shoe are you and why are you wearing the hair long. We show a selection of inappropriate questions, of which the study participants have been reported.
The worst questions to candidates
Would you separate from your Partner, in order to get ahead?
Asked in the telecommunications industry. The candidate is between 50 and 59 years of age.
Would you like to come sweaty to work?
Asked a local craftsman. The applicant is over 60 years old.
What would you do if you punched a kid on the nose?
Asked in a management company.
What is murder?
Asked in a media company. The candidate is between 28 and 29 years old.
Would you abstain for a very good Job on the family and specifically on children?
Asked in the management industry. The applicant is between 50 and 59 years of age.
How many days do you make in a year?
Asked for a trading company.
Why are you here with the car?
Asked at a company in the health care system.
Why aren’t you married?
Asked at a recruitment Agency. The candidate is between 50 and 59 years of age.
How honest are you?
Asked in the telecommunications industry.
Who should die first: your mother or your father?
when Asked in an insurer. The candidate is between 50 and 50 years old.
what is your name again?
Asked in a media house.
What is your favorite formula in Excel?
Asked in a craft business.
What is your Shoe size?
Asked at a recruitment Agency. The applicant is between 39 and 39 years old.
What do you mean, how much I gained in the last year gross?
Asked at a chemical company.
Why do you have long hair?
Asked in an energy company. The applicant is between 50 and 59 years of age.
you depend on the salary?
Asked in a management company. The applicant is between 30 and 39 years old.
? Please say something on the Machine.
Asked in a craft business.
Are you currently sexually active?
Asked in a logistics company. The applicant is between 18 and 29 years old.
do you Like men with Beard?
Asked in the health sector. The applicant is between 50 and 59 years of age.
Have you ever thrown something out the window?
Asked in a logistics company.