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Ten Minute Guide to Conducting a Job Interview by William W. Larson

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Chapter 9. Navigating the Legal Minefield

In this lesson, you learn how to conduct a job interview without subjecting yourself and your organization to potential legal problems.

Taking Off the Blindfold

I'm always taken aback when I come across managers who haven't a clue about the legal aspects of interviewing. Interviewing without any knowledge of legalities is a little like insisting upon navigating a minefield blindfolded when the exact location of each mine has been marked with a big red flag.

The simple fact is that if you're going to be involved in the hiring process, you need to know where the legal mines have been planted. Their location has been well identified, but it's up to you to take off the blindfold and see them. Leave the blindfolds ...

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