Questions You Mustn’t Ask Candidates

There are some questions that you are not allowed to ask at interviews. It is important that you know what these types of questions are so you can avoid any negative repercussions from potentially disgruntled candidates. These questions not to ask should be seriously considered.

The overarching rule is to avoid questions that delve into the personal life of candidates. Your questions should limit themselves only to work related matters such as relevant skills, knowledge, work history and attitude to work.

Examples of questions should include but are not limited to:

Questions Not To Ask

1. Marital status
2. Number of children
3. Future family plans
4. Sexual preference
5. Religion
6. Politics
7. Age

For examples of questions you can ask please go to our Interview Questions Page.