The employment law firm Thomas Mansfield created a photo series that asked university graduates to reveal the strangest and most offensive questions they’ve been asked during a job interview. Unfortunately many of the questions these women were asked do not reflect the degree they earned or the hard work they’re willing to put into the job.
Surprisingly (or maybe not so surprisingly) most of the women who responded to this series showed that the worst questions they’ve been asked aren’t what we expected.
The level of sexism is disappointing, and most of the questions are completely irrelevant.
It goes to show that there are some places that still judge you based on gender alone and will ask you awkward questions about your body in order to determine if you’re the right fit for the company.
A lawyer from the firm, Julie Goodway, told The Independent “Unfortunately the experience of those surveyed are not one-offs. We are often asked how interviewees should respond to questions like these.”
It’s awful that the worst questions women have been asked are mostly to do with their gender, sexuality and body! How would you respond to questions like these?