Gender bias in interview is nothing new, or particularly shocking--while it's technically illegal to treat job interviewees differently based on gender, it's hard for individual job seekers to make any comparisons, since they only ever see their own interview. And while there are certain questions that are outright illegal to ask in interviews (whether one is married or has children, or about the job seeker's political leanings, for example), these questions still crop up sometimes: sometimes outright, and sometimes in more subtle ways. Resume.io researched how often both men and women encounter certain interview questions, and how interviews can different depending on the gender of the job seeker. What they found may surprise you.
Carol Kinsey Goman is a leadership and body language expert whose clients include AT&T, Amazon, Bank of America, FedEx, General Electric, Google, Goldman Sachs, and LinkedIn. She’s the creator of Body Language for Leaders, LinkedIn Learning's best-selling video course, which has more than two million views.
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