You’ve gone through mountains of resumes in hopes of finding a candidate or two you think is the one. They have a great resume, seem to have all the qualifications,…
You’ve gone through mountains of resumes in hopes of finding a candidate or two you think is the one. They have a great resume, seem to have all the qualifications, and you’re excited that you have found a great candidate.
Unfortunately, the person portrayed on a candidate’s resume and the person who shows up for the job interview can be very different. On paper, they may seem great, but during the interview, you quickly begin to realize it’s not going to work out. It happens.
There are some telltale signs that will pop up during the sales job interview process that should put up some red flags. Here are 5 unhirable candidate habits you need to watch out for during interviews:
Today, you can expect some job hopping. Candidates change jobs more frequently than ever. However, watch out for candidates who have a number of short-term stints with previous employers. It may be a sign they are not a good employee or they will leave when given the opportunity.
Money is important, and candidates should care about it, but it should not be the focal point. Candidates focused solely on compensation, commission numbers, and perks may not be well suited for your team.
All candidates should have questions for a potential employer. A job interview is just as much their opportunity to learn more about the company as it is for the interviewer to learn about the candidates. Not having questions is a sign the candidate didn’t do their homework or they are not that interested in the role.
Communication skills are vital in any role. If a candidate is a poor communicator, lacks listening skills, and you find it difficult to have a conversation with them during the interview, it may be a sign of things to come if you hire them.
If a candidate comes in for an interview and offers generic answers to the interview, has rehearsed answers, or even seems too polished, they may have something to hide or they may be lying.
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Rhys is a tenacious, top performing Senior Sales Recruiter with 11+ years of focused experience in the Digital Media, Mobile, Software, Technology and B2B verticals. He has a successful track record of headhunting top performing sales candidates for some of the most exciting brands in North America. He is a Certified Recruitment Specialist (CRS) and has expert experience in prospecting new business, client retention/renewals and managing top performing sales and recruitment teams. Rhys enjoys spending quality time with his wife, son, and daughters, BBQing on a hot summer day and tropical vacations.