Yes, because your job may require you to have a car for one reason or another. If you are a woman, some companies are very safety conscious and their place of business may require you to go through a rough part of town. This question in an interview is not meant to be personal and there is no reason you can't answer. Marcy I would say that the employer can not ask "how would you get to work" but can ask- "would you be able to be reliable and dependable and be here when scheduled?" Should be worded that way rather than how will you get here This has actually been addressed in many lawsuits, because car ownership is less common among some minorities. In general, an employer can ask IF you have reliable transportation to work. They CANNOT ask if you have a car, or how you plan to get to work.
== == This is a valid question as some jobs require certain parking or passes for employees. If your work as designated car parking slots that requires passes they may ask you if you will be driving a car to work.
Also, if you are applying to be a Pizza delivery driver and you walk to work, you won't be hired. Most pizza joints require cars for employment as a driver. Walking just doesn't cut it anymore, something about cold pizza and complaints of late pizza. So yes your employer can ask your method of getting to work and they can also ask if you own a car.
== == If this a strict condition of employment that you are required to own a mode of transportation (as mentioned by a prior author, being a pizza delivery person or the like), then yes it would be characterized as a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ). Otherwise, the most the employer may ask is if you have a problem arriving at work on time when called upon to perform your duties.
Most interviewee would ask for someone's age to see if they fit into the company's job qualification though it is not reasonable.
What's your salary requirement?
When you go in for a job interview, they may ask you why would you not go back to your old employer. You should be honest in answering the question.
You might ask them if there is a better way of doing your job. You could ask them for help or suggestions on how to do some things.
the polight thing to do would be to ask about their job experience.If they decide to mention why they left,let them.If not,don't force them to tell you,unless they are a close friend
Ask your employer ... :)
You might get a job offer over the phone.
If you were doing your job there would be no reason for your employer to threaten to fire you.
Yes, if it pertains to your ability to get to and from work or do your job.
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In Canada it is not legal.
It is not legal for a job application to ask you personal details such as this. It is not the business of your employer if you drink alcohol.
of course not, it is also not illegal for you to look for a job. this is American
I think only to the extent it effects job performance. They can ask can you lift this much or stand this long etc.
You cannot be asked medical questions or health questions if you are applying for a job. Your employer can ask you health questions and can even ask for your medical records, but you do have the right to refuse those requests.
A potential employer is limited in the types of questions he can ask your current employer. Generally, he can only ask things like if he would ever rehire you and if you are currently working there.
i would like to know if my last employer blacked balled me from getting me another job?
They're asking what role and responsibilities you had in your previous job.
Well,yes.You could show your enthusiasm for the job in the job interview so the employer would think you are eager to get the job,then it would be easier for you to get that job because employers value it-enthusiasm.
Often times when applying for a job, a resume is essential. The potential employer of a job seeker, may ask for a letter of recommendation after a person is hired. If the potential employee has lost his previous job due to downsizing or cut backs, once again the potential employer often asks for a letter of recommendation from the applicants former boss.
I don't believe they can. There are only very GENERAL questions an employer can ask about a previous employee.
It's against your rights as en employee to ask this question. Unless they think you are doing them on the job.