RE: Conducting Telephone Interviews

Subject: RE: Conducting Telephone Interviews
From: al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 13:00:38 -0700 (PDT)

> David Dubin said...
> The interview question that I have always hated is "what do you want
> to see on your tombstone?" The last time I was asked that, it was by a
> 20 something interviewer when I was in my 50's ( I was born in 1946)
> my response was "Died 2048"
Kenneth Nuckols wrote:
> It strikes me that this question would be in terribly bad taste under
> any circumstances. After all, you never know if the person you are
> interviewing may have recently lost a loved one, or if someone might
> think you are engaging in agism at their expense (especially a more
> mature candidate).
I agree with Ken. In my opinion, the "20 something" may have thought he
was cute, but he put his company in jeapordy for legal action from a
variety of angles--age descrimination being the most obvious. I worked for
a small company that was involved in such a lawsuit. It sure put a damper
on moral, and it also significantly shortened the 20-something's career
path which was too bad because other than trying to be smart at the wrong
time, he wasn't a bad kid.


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