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Land the Tech Job You Love by Andy Lester

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Other Topics to Avoid

It’s not just the illegal topics that should be left out of the job-hunting process. Here are some other areas of discussion that should be avoided. It’s not just the hot-button topics you’d expect, either.

Your Financial Information

Many companies will ask for your salary history to try to figure out how little they need to pay you or to decide whether you’re “overqualified” for the job. Do not tell them. For more about why to keep your salary history to yourself and how to do so politely, see Never Tell Anyone Your Salary History.

Sexual Orientation

Although sexual orientation is not a federally protected class when it comes to employment opportunity, some states or localities may have their own laws protecting discrimination ...

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