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HRM CA | 22 Jan 2015, 08:00 AM Agree 0
So how old are you? Do you have any children? Inappropriate questions can easily slip out in an interview…
  • Brenda Collard-Mills | 22 Jan 2015, 12:52 PM Agree 0
    The timing of this conversation couldn't be more appropriate. I am a professional resume writer and just yesterday interviewed a potential client who has suffered age discrimination. She was asked point blank in a phone interview her age and when she honestly replied - 54 - the interviewer said "Thank you" and hung up. She therefore does not want to divulge many dates on her resume. To quote her: "I don't look my age in person and I refuse to look my age in my resume. I will not be discriminated against again until the interview." There is an ongoing dialogue right now at Career Professionals of Canada amongst resume writers and career coaches on how to have our clients present an honest first impression while avoiding the nuances of age discrimination and individual strategies of each HR interviewer. I welcome further HR insights from the group.
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