A few weeks ago I penned a piece entitled: “F@!*ing Recruiters! The Top 10 Reasons Candidates Hate Them So Much!” I promised to follow up with a piece on candidates and the biggest mistakes they make when interviewing. The following is based on feedback I’ve received time and time again from talent acquisition specialists and hiring managers that I have worked with.
“I felt like the candidate was interviewing me, firing question upon question, without giving me a chance to understand what he could bring to the table. It was a turn off.” It’s true that interviewing is a two-way process. However, candidates can’t go into an interview so confident that they come off cocky. There’s a difference between asking questions about the position or the company’s growth strategies, vs. a line of questions that indicate you are not convinced of the company’s value proposition. Hiring managers and talent acquisition specialists want to know that you are sitting across from them because you are excited about potentially being part of that company’s human fabric. While you clearly want to make sure that the ... Read more