Far from coming away celebrating their new dream job, many candidates are
just as likely to leave an interview feeling insulted and misled.
This is the verdict of an online survey that shows many jobseekers still get
a raw deal at interviews, despite the growth of political correctness and equal
It found many potential recruits are left undermined by recruiters’
inappropriate and often bizarre interview methods. More than a quarter of the
women said they were quizzed on their marital status or if they planned to have
The survey of 5,000 candidates by website Totaljobs.com also discovered that
20 per cent were asked questions about a disability or health condition which
they felt were inappropriate.
Older workers also feel discriminated against and a number of respondents
reported sitting through interviews while seeing their age written or circled
at the top of their CV.