"Hey, You Can't Ask Me That!" (How to Respond to Inappropriate Job Interview Questions)

Written by Bonnie Lowe

I receivedrepparttar following questions from a visitor to my website recently: "How should I respond to inappropriate questions such as: (1) Do you have a stable home life? (2) Tell me about your personal situation. Are these inappropriate questions? It has been so long since I interviewed for a job, your suggestions aboutrepparttar 125369 most helpful responses would be appreciated!" Those are, indeed, inappropriate questions that should NOT be asked at an interview.

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That does not mean, however, that you will never be asked inappropriate questions. Some companies have poor HR support, some interviewers are untrained and unaware of inappropriate or illegal questions, and some even ask them knowing they should not.

You won't have much chance of gettingrepparttar 125375 job if you respond to such questions by saying, "Hey, that's an inappropriate question. You can't ask me that!"

So you have a few options. First, you can answerrepparttar 125376 question. Even if it's inappropriate to ask, there's nothing that says you can't answer it. If you choose to do so, realize that you are giving information that is not job-related. You could harm your chances by givingrepparttar 125377 "wrong" answer.

Or you could respond with something like, "How would my answer to that question directly relate to my ability to perform in this position?" If you keep your tone non-confrontational, courteous and upbeat, they may realize they've goofed by asking such a question without getting upset at you for pointing out their mistake. Depending on how they respond, you may feel more comfortable answering.

The best strategy, I believe, is to figure out and address their TRUE CONCERN. When they ask something like, "Do you have a stable personal life?" they may be trying to protect themselves from a bad situation that they've had to deal with inrepparttar 125378 past (former employee whose personal problems interfered with his/her ability to dorepparttar 125379 job). So what they really want to know is, will YOU be a reliable employee who can be counted upon to show up and do your job effectively, regardless of any personal problems you may have.

The Dangers of Bingo

Written by Online Bingo

Let’s face it; bingo is hardly going to arouse a thrill-seeker into taking it up in attraction to its high risk stakes. Over sixties, playing bingo in a community hall does not seem to register withrepparttar seedy possibilities of a stake-out associated with poker for example. But do not be fooled. There are hazards torepparttar 125368 game of bingo and whilst they may be small and hardly worth deterring a player who enjoysrepparttar 125369 game socially and for fun, it may be interesting to know that there have been concerns overrepparttar 125370 game.

The UK’s National Bingo Game Association recently announced that according to their study, people who have stressful careers tend to be more stressed and worked up when playing bingo than they are when dealing with stressful situations at their work. The result suggests that even people who are capable of dealing in highly stressful situations cannot resistrepparttar 125371 stress that a highly charged game of bingo can cause. It isrepparttar 125372 anxiety of being so close to winning that can drive people’s excitement higher and higher and therefore their disappointment is greater and greater if they lose. You think that you have just one number left, you must be so close now and it is easy to lose sight ofrepparttar 125373 fact that by this stage there are probably quite a few others inrepparttar 125374 exact same position as you are.

More worrying thanrepparttar 125375 stress however isrepparttar 125376 violence that has been associated with bingo. Although rare, cases have occurred and because a high percentage of players tend to be single females, their vulnerability becomes very apparent. Many have pointed to online bingo asrepparttar 125377 solution but others sayrepparttar 125378 risk is so small, it is hardly worth losingrepparttar 125379 social aspect ofrepparttar 125380 game and open oneself torepparttar 125381 risk of compulsive play onrepparttar 125382 internet.

A woman who won thousands playing bingo was recently shot inrepparttar 125383 stomach after refusing to hand money over to her assailants. The 39 year old won almost $6000 near to West Palm Beach. Upon refusing to hand over her money, she was shot throughrepparttar 125384 window of her car. Luckily she survived and was later treated in hospital, butrepparttar 125385 incident has prompted many to raise their voices overrepparttar 125386 concerns of gamblers leaving casinos or gambling halls with large amounts of money. Similar incidents have been reported in Europe and in some cases bingo halls (being less protected thanrepparttar 125387 wealthier casinos) have actually been held up.

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