Diversity And Social Justice In The Interview

The workplace today benefits from inclusion, with explicit laws and policies to support diversity and social justice. Nonetheless, the workplace interview can develop for a candidate into a situation that may be objectionable, threatening, offensive or inherently discriminatory — even if the interviewer does not intend it so.

Your assignment:

Consider a difficult question or line of inquiry, challenging your sense of diversity and social justice, that you as a candidate might receive in an interview.

-What do you suppose is the motivation of the interviewer?

-Discuss your take on such a question or line of inquiry. What do you see as your appropriate response?

-What alternatives might you have, either during the interview or as follow-up?

Be as explicit as you can. Reflect upon your own prior experience and the experiences of others known to you.