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Survey reveals job interview taboos

TWO-WAY STREET:Both job-hunters and firms interviewing applicants should keep certain pointers in mind to ensure making a good impression and not break the law

By Yang Chiu-ying and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

However, after passing all the tests, Chan refused the job because it offered a monthly salary of only NT$23,000.

Shanghai Shanghai restaurant’s human resources management chief Tsai Chung-ping (蔡中平) said that corporations often ask about applicants’ relationship or marital status because they want to know whether the person they are thinking of hiring would quit once they get married.

Referring to Chan’s case, Tsai said he supposed the firm wished to know the range of the applicant’s social experiences.

Yes123 public relations department deputy head Yang Tsung-bin (楊宗斌) advised applicants, when being asked inappropriate questions, to simply tell the interviewers that they are sorry, but their questions touch on personal matters. They can also ask why the interviewers posed the questions, so as to choose which aspect of the original questions to answer directly.

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