8 Questions a Hiring Manager Should Never Ask

by Evil HR Lady on July 5, 2016

Most people who conduct job interviews aren’t actually experts in hiring. In theory, recruiters should be (although, I’ve heard some horror stories about “professional” recruiters as well), but most hiring managers hire maybe one person per year. As a result, most hiring managers never become experts in hiring.

Job interviews should be designed to find people who are the most qualified for the job and who would also be the best fit for the department. You want to make sure you hire people who are reliable, talented, and will fit in. The desire to do this can sometimes lead a hiring manager to ask questions she shouldn’t ask. Additionally, sometimes hiring managers have prejudices that should be set aside for hiring. Remember, the only the thing you should be concerned with is the ability to do the job. Nothing else should matter.

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Ian July 11, 2016 at 11:27 am

I always get my boss to ask potential hires if they have hobbies and what they are. I have found that people under 35 who are pilots as a hobby are generally still trying to make it their profession, so will likely ask for lengthy time off for certifications and not stick around long-term. Not a deal breaker but certainly an influence.


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