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During every job interview the employer's goal is to obtain important information whilst building a friendly yet profession rapport with the candidate. However, some questions can be just that little bit too friendly and go over the line of legality.

Please remember to protect yourself and your company by avoiding the 'wrong' aka 'illegal questions!' whilst still being able to gain the information required to recruit successfully.  Many questions such as 'where do you live' can be asked in good faith and quite innocently but can cause you and your company legal nuisances and embarrassment

These articles will be able to inform you about what you can't ask and methods on how to turn litigious questions into legal alternatives.

From these pages you can find out why the following are illegal to ask during a sales interview and download our Staff Interviewing Guide to offer to your hiring managers prior to interviewing sales candidates:

Questions on Nationality

Questions on Religion

Questions on Age

Questions on Marital and Family Status

Questions on Gender

Questions on Health and Physical Abilities

Miscellaneous questions and conclusion


Further Common Interview Questions

To read further on interview questions please visit:

Sales Interview Questions (Contents page for interview questions)

Ten Most Common Interview Questions


Sales Performance Interview Questions

Sales Manager Interview Questions

Questions on Sales Planning

Questions on Presenting and Pitching

Questions on Decision Making and Risk

Questions about Teamwork

Questions on Personal Qualities and Motivations

Questions that Sales Employers are Not Allowed to Ask