Research results from 4,000+ Hiring Clients:
Attitude that “Work” is not important, “Paycheck” is.
Poor Dress/ Grooming. Looks like don’t care.
Mistakes on RESUME (Spelling, Grammar).
GAPS in work history that are unexplained or unaccounted for.
Not Focused on the interview. Seem to be somewhere else.
Doesn’t ask good questions about the job or company.
Rude or Ill-Mannered.
Use of SLANG in interview.
Late for meeting.
Staying with people “rent free” rather than trying to get a job.
Can’t remember dates, even only 5 years ago.
Can’t remember job duties of 5 years ago.
Wants to talk about self, not company/ job goals.
In general has not thought about interview.
asks about benefits in interviews.
cell phone rings in interview
brings friends to interview
doesn’t look at the interviewer
We are also getting comments on the length of time someone has spent collecting unemployment, and “waiting” for a job to come to them. Hiring authorities want to see pro-active searches.
Our professional opinion is that employers are looking for people who TRULY want to WORK, not just get a job. Many are yearning for the “old days” where people exhibited a work ethic and sincerity. Hiring authorities will give “Extra Credit” to someone who has been working, even if it is not in their career-field, versus someone who has been sitting, and NOT working.
Stayed tuned in here for more results from this survey.