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When interviewing applicants, beware these red flags

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Anyone who interviews job candidates should be on the lookout for certain warning signs during a candidate’s interview. Although these signs may not knock the applicants out of contention, they should alert you to the need to tread cautiously.

Specifically, be aware of candidates who:

  1. Arrive late for the interview and don’t explain why. Even a lame excuse (“I had car/bus/train trouble”) is better than no excuse. It may indicate that being late is a habit.
  2. Use “they” or “them” when talking about a former employer and co-workers. The use of these plural pronouns may signify that the person felt detached from his or her former co-workers. This may mean that the person could fail to build rapport with a new team.
  3. Left jobs without giving sufficient notice. In some professions, as soon as someone announces he or she is taking another job, that individual is asked to leave immediately. This usually happens in creative-type c...(register to read more)

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