Jobvite Feature: Red Flags to Watch for During an Interview
Interviews can be daunting and nerve wracking to some; you have to remember to not give into the pressure. Ample practice beforehand can help you with your interview.
Jobvite asked us to share some red flags to watch for during an interview. Kevin Leh, a senior recruiter at Goldbeck Recruiting had the following to say:
“Some people leave companies disgruntled, and they can use interviewers as a sounding board. Although they may have a point, and you can understand where they are coming from, it is never a good idea to go into an interview and carry this baggage.” — Kevin Leh, Senior Recruiter
Additionally Kevin Leh says that the following are other red flags to look for:
- Gaps in experience and inability to explain them and why he/she departed from a company
- Inconsistencies with what is on the resume and what you actually get from the interview — like putting in a designation or finishing schooling when they are just on their way there
Here are some extra tips from Karen Epp, Senior Accounting and Finance Recruiter.
- Unengaged attitude: when the candidate seems unenthusiastic and has a ‘better than thou’ attitude
- Very guarded and defensive: this usually points to something is being hidden
- Caught up in negativity: when asked why a candidate left an employer, they often get caught up in the negativity and bashing of the employer — this is a huge no-no.
Here are some of our past articles on tips for interviews: