DiceTV: How to Respond to Interview Questions They Shouldn’t Ask

Even though federal and state laws prohibit employers from asking certain questions during interviews, don’t let your guard down. Sometimes, they’ll try to sneak them in. Cat knows how to handle them.


  1. BY Frank DeFelice says:

    The application usually asks when you graduated from high school. That gives away your age.

  2. BY mary ann long says:

    hi, same as the application i was about to complete today. after downloading resume and completing application, along with all of the i9 questions, you are to put your initials and also the dob


  3. BY Ramulaben Mstry says:

    this question is for Cat Miller : Job application forms requires to state what is your salary requirements. How would one answer this question when application form can not be accepted by the employers website?

    Thanks for the reply in advance. Rmistry

    • BY Mark Feffer says:

      Hi Ramulaben. Here’s what I’d suggest: If it’s possible on the form, say they’re “open.” If the form doesn’t allow that, just be honest but be sure you’re reasonable compared to others in the field. (Here’s where salary.com and payscale.com — and of course, the Dice salary survey — come in handy.) If the average in your specialty is, say, $65k and you want $80k, that may be an issue. But if you say you want $70k, I don’t think that would hurt you from getting in the door if your qualifications are good.

      Hope this helps,


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