When it comes to interviews it is not only those applying for the job that needs to make a good impression. Recruiters and hiring managers need to put their best foot forward too. And you could be losing some potentially talented candidates without realizing it.
Are people turning down job offers or even second interviews? This might not seem problematic but it could be damaging your brand or even stop people from buying your product. According to recruitment site Workopolis, “69% of candidates are less likely to buy from a brand if they have a bad interview experience.”
Take a look at these common mistakes recruiters make to make sure you don’t lose your perfect candidate in the next interview.
1. Being late
This rule is a two-way street, where being on time is critical for making a good impression as an interviewee. However, hiring managers will often leave candidates waiting while they make a few more phone calls or answer another email. Most people will understand if there is an emergency but don’t make being late a habit. Interviews should start on time, no matter what.
2. Not paying attention
You might have a ton of things to do but when you are conducting an interview, you should give it your undivided attention. Answering emails, calls or checking your phone is rude and shows a lack of respect to the person you are interviewing. It also means you could potentially miss something in their body language or attitude when deciding if they are a suitable fit.
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