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Many people are already know this, but it bears repeating that there are certain questions during the interviewing process for business development manager jobs that are illegal to ask.  This is because certain questions can be perceived as being discriminatory and as a matter of fact, employers sometimes do ask certain questions to discriminate against certain groups of people.  The reason why employers ask the discriminatory questions, is because of what comes down to their personal preferences in who they like to hire and who they like to work with.  Sadly, many employers won’t hire a person based on their professional merit.  They only want to hire people that look a certain way, are of a certain gender, or that are in some way similar to what the employer feels is right for them to work around, or be around.  Then again, some employers might be intimidated by certain groups of people, and they might not want to hire them.

For example, it’s illegal for an employer to ask a person’s age when they are interviewing for business development manager jobs.  Employers ask a person’s age, because they either don’t want to work with someone who they perceive as being too old, or they don’t want to work with someone who they perceive as being too young.  Most of the problems come from the applicant that appears to be too old for a job.  Employers don’t want to hire someone who is older, because the mature person has a lot of professional and life experience.  They will expect to be paid accordingly.  More than this, an employer might fear that an older employee might be too domineering, or too set in their ways to train.  As a result, many middle-aged people have found themselves out of jobs that they were perfectly qualified for, because someone had a bias against their age.  If a person is asked their age, they should simply reply that they’d rather not comment on that.

Another question that is illegal for an employer to ask is one’s religious affiliation.  Particularly in these times where certain religious groups are being discriminated against, if a person is affiliated with a certain religion, they can find themselves out of a job.  The reason why certain employers might ask about a person’s religious affiliation is because they’re under the misapprehension that certain people of certain religious groups are untrustworthy, violent, or hard to get along with.  They might even believe that certain people of certain religious groups might bring their religious beliefs into the workplace.  If a person is asked about their religious beliefs, they should politely state that this is a personal question that they’d rather not answer.

It is also illegal for an employer to ask about a person’s nationality.  There are some people that might show themselves to be of a certain nationality very obviously.  But there are some people that might not show their nationality on the surface.  This will be especially true of people who are biracial, or multicultural.  The reason why employers ask these types of questions about one’s nationality is because of racism and bigotry.  They may honestly believe that people of certain nationalities are untrustworthy, or have other negative attributes.  The best thing to do if a person is asked about their nationality is to smile politely, and to say that they are American if they are American, English if they are English, or to simply state that they are a citizen of their home residence.

There are many other examples of discrimination that happens in business development manager jobs, and there are many illegal questions that are asked during the employment process.  If a person finds that they are being asked the illegal employment questions, they should politely answer the question as vaguely as possible, and then decide if they like to work with such an employer.  If they feel strongly enough about it, then they should file a complaint with their local discrimination office.

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