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This too was liked by me as random user....hehehe! That was me flying around your posts! :)

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&catlord It was the Spirit chain, which is owned by Spencer Gifts, so I guess it's an American company.

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(opps, -hit ENTER too soon... )
"....and it had a personal image of the lovely applicant attached on the top of the CV... " and we were all joking 'yeah, -I'd hire HER!' and the teacher pointed out that is this WHY attaching personal image/s to resume is illegal...

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oh yeah this, -is the Company you applied to, US-based or International-based? I ask because in the US and Canada, if you attach a photo of yourself to a resume, -are are automatically, 100% excluded. They cannot interview an applicant that submits with resume, a photo, -because 'not hiring' might toss against 'not pretty/handsome enough' based upon preconceived idea of photo.
However, attaching/including a personal 'selfie' of yourself on an application/resume in foreign countries is okay, -often done... This interesting fact came up when I was doing IT/web-page classes and our textbook had 'an example' of a resume that we had to recreate using HTML... and it had a personal image of the lovely applicant attached on the top of the CV...

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Asking your age is yes, illegal to ask. They CAN legally ask however, how many years experience in so-&-so line of work do you have previous experience...

Just like they cannot ask "are you married?" they CAN legally ask "are there any responsibilities outside of work that may affect your performance of the job you are applying for?" and if you are taking care of an elderly parent or a squeaky newborn, -traveling out-of-town or internationally for several days would present a problem for 'performance of your job.' -Loopholes, you see.

However, *I* once filled an application with a highway/road construction firm and one question, -a 'yes/no' checkform actually, asked if I am or have ever been a member of any radial organization such as 'Black Panther Movement' or 'KKK', etc.... wtf?! That was an actual question on the form!!

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I think in New Zealand they get around it by saying it's for statistics purposes! You've got me thinking now.

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I'm not sure that they are illegal to ask, but not hiring based on this is definitely illegal. Although I remember reading somewhere that interviewers may not ask things like your age, if you are a parent, if you have a disability, etc. So maybe you're right. I would research this because it seems they target young people that may be naive and not know their rights are being violated.

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