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South Korean Lawmakers Pass Bill to Prevent Employers Asking Applicants Their Height and Weight

jobs classifiedYes, you read that right. In South Korea, per The Wall Street Journal, it’s apparently not uncommon for employers to ask job applicants personal information like their height, weight, blood type and the education level of their parents.

Wait, what?

That’s what we said! Get this — Nexen Corporation, a rubber product maker, asks candidates to divulge where they’re originally from, weight, height, eyesight, blood type, religion and civil state. That’s a far cry from the many questions here which are off-limits. Rule of thumb on this side of the pond: If it’s not relevant to the job, it’s not relevant information to share! But alas, that’s our mindset, not theirs. Read more

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Rock it With Blue: New Survey Reveals Best Color to Wear During Job Interview

suitPreparing for your next job interview and not sure what to wear? We mean, of course you’ll wear a suit, but not sure what color to wear?

A new CareerBuilder survey makes the connection between colors and employers’ impressions of them. Over 2,000 hiring managers and human resources professionals from a variety of industries and company sizes were surveyed during the latter part of summer. Read more