Are employers reluctant to hire applicants without personal transportation?
I’ve been asked if I have my own car during interviews in the past and I think not having one limiting my job opportunities.
That's a question I've heard before.
As long as you're able to get to work on time, it shouldn't be an issue. The only time you may need your own transportation is if you need to travel for work. If you are going for office jobs, that question shouldn't even need to be asked.
I was unfortunately not given a temp job because they asked if I had transportation. I said I would take the bus/train to get there, and they immediately said that wouldn't work and finished the call. They were right next to a bus line too. When I told a recruiter about that happening, he was pretty surprised. It really shouldn't be up to them how you get to work as long as you get there and you're on time.
Unless you need your own vehicle as part of the job requirements, it is illegal for them to ask if you have your own car. They may ask if you have reliable transportation. There are several questions they are not allowed to ask for discrimination purposes.
Don't answer directly with a yes or no, just say I can get whever I need to be, but be prepared to get transportation to anywhere.
Off course if know car it's very had get their job
Most likely that is the reason.
Not in NYC :)
This is illegal to ask here in CA but it varies from state to state. It's OK to ask "Are there any transportation issues that would make it difficult to reliably get to work on time?" but cannot ask "How will you commute to work?". That said, it's OK to ask in situations where you're required to have a vehicle as part of the job (Domino's pizza delivery, field service, Uber driver, etc).