実践ビジネス英語 2017/4/27 #実践ビジネス英語

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実践ビジネス英語 2017/4/27 #実践ビジネス英語
27 木 Lesson2 Job Interviews (5)

Does that happen in American job interviews?

I think it’s common to be asked how your current boss and coworkers see you.
Again you have to be honest, because if you get the job, they may be calling your former bosses and colleagues.

Were you asked any questions that surprised you?

I was a bit taken aback when one guy asked me whether I had a criminal record.
But that was easy. I said I don’t have one, which is the truth.
I should point out, though, it’s illegal to ake whether a job candidate thas ever been arrested.

That’s a delicate difference.

Right. Interviewers shouldn’t infringe on people’s privacy.
But the truth is that inappropriate and illegal questions get asked – and not infrequently.
And not always with ill intent. Often the interviewer is ignorant or might be trying to make conversation.
Even so, questions about our age, gender , marital status, religion or politics are out of bounds.

What do you do if an interviewer goes beyond what’s acceptable?

Well, I avoid appearing confrontational and just say I’m not comfortable sidcussing personal issues.

These are all very interesting points. Thanks, Chuck.

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