Saturday, 26 May 2012

4 Candidates that Employers Don't Want to Hire


Employers and recruiters worldwide share a number of preferences when it comes to hiring the right candidate. The blog post below, courtesy of The Recruiters Lounge and eGrabber ResumeFinder, enlists four types of candidates that recruiters are often unwilling to take on. Job seekers who display such characteristics may have good academic and professional background, and envious skills sets—but, without the right attitude, all is worthless.

If you feel you can identify yourself with one of the candidate types’ characteristics displayed below, because of which you may be losing opportunities, Muovo is ready to help you. We will assist you in overcoming your fears and dilemmas, while turning those bad habits into ways that can put you at an advantage over your competitors.

The four candidate types’ characteristics are as follows:

1. Acting Overeager
This not when the candidates respond to the initial hiring inquiry or when they follow-up with a thank you after an email—it is how they do so. Some candidates make the mistake of overzealously driving home how much they like the company or the interviewer, making them appear desperate.
We all want what we cannot have and tend to shy away from what we can have way too easily. Therefore, one or two sentences regarding the above should do it. If you overdo it, you might risk sounding overly needy and thus risk losing the job.

2. Coming Across As Disinterested
There is a polar opposite of over eagerness and this is a complete lack of interest. Not writing a thank you note, for one, gives the impression that you do not care about the time spent by the recruiter to interview you.

Many job seekers try to bust out high school hard to get tactics. In a job search, however, a blasé attitude makes you come across as high maintenance. This also makes the interviewer concerned as to how many companies you may be interviewing with.

3. Showing You Can’t Listen
Many job seekers arrive at an interview overly prepared for the meeting to the point where their ambitiousness to hit certain talking points totally bypasses what the interviewer has to say and or otherwise wants to hear.

Interviewing success comes from practice and listening. If you go into an interview with a script, you are going to come out with a disappointment. Interviewing is about concepts and communication, not memorization.

4. Lacking Industry Knowledge
T
he moment a job seeker shrugs his or her shoulders is the same minute they begin to lose the interviewer’s interest. Despite the broad possible you may have down, if you’re unable to answer the more specific industry related inquiries, you become a candidate who goes into the ‘maybe’ pile only to get the offer if another candidate(s) who does know the industry passes on the position.

Muovo suggests that if you are going to take the time to interview, you might as well take the time to research the industry. You will not get an interview by just sheer luck (or if you do, this will surely not happen every time you go for an interview).

As the Roman philosopher rightly says,Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity’!


Nikita Pisani at Muovo

1 comments:

An image of choosing and fitting together the pieces in a way that works for you and be flexible to adjust the shape and form as your circumstances change.
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