RE: TW Screening Questions

Subject: RE: TW Screening Questions
From: "Charter, Tara M." <Charter -dot- Tara -at- mayo -dot- edu>
To: 'TECHWR-L' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 16:36:48 -0500

> I agree with Joanne. It would seem odd if an interviewer asked me about my
> hobbies. I've seen old resumes where people used to list their height,
> weight, hobbies, etc. I guess we all have to be careful now.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joanne Meehl [SMTP:Jmeehl -at- datum -dot- com]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2000 3:51 PM
> Subject: TW Screening Questions
> And HR people who know their US labor law will tell you that "how
> someone
> fits in" is not considered related to job performance. Yes, I agree
> that
> "fit" *is* critical; how many of us have found a highly-skilled
> co-worker
> who's made our work life miserable, because of personality issues?
> But skilled HR people will tell you (as they have told me) that
> these
> innocuous questions can be dangerous because an unsuccessful
> candidate can
> claim "the interview fell apart when I told them I volunteered for
> the
> NRA/Planned Parenthood/whatever, so obviously they are biased
> against me for...

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