The questions that are never OK
When the interviewer makes the job look bad!
“I went for a job as a sales manager for a cruise liner company. The interviewer was clearly hung over – he looked awful and reeked of booze. He asked, ‘Are your parents socialists?’ I was stunned and said he couldn’t ask questions like that; then he said, ‘Yes I can, I just did’.” – Elizabeth, 32
“One pervy interviewer asked, ‘So, do you like dressing up?’ because I’d put that I liked vintage clothing in the interests section of my CV. He followed with a series of seemingly innocuous and dull questions, then finished with, ‘Well, you’re married, so sex won’t be an issue.’ I said, ‘Even if I wasn’t, it still wouldn’t be.’” – Zoe, 30
“I applied for a job in a clothes shop, where the woman interviewing me seemed more interested in my makeup skills than my abilities. ‘You’re very, um, natural-looking, aren’t you? Would you consider wearing makeup? I was wearing makeup! She called me later that evening and offered me the role on the condition that I wear lipstick. I declined.” – Carrie, 33