As recruiters, we try to account for every possible contingency that might arise during the course of an interview. Unfortunately, there are simply too many variables that come into play in such a format, and every so often a planned meeting that appears to be a sure thing evolves into the missed opportunity of a career. Here are some fantastic ways to turn that smiling face on the other side of the desk into a gargoyle in no time at all.
1. Look for any way you can to annoy, insult, or otherwise put off the office administrator. More than one person has told me that after each interview they make a beeline to this person’s desk to determine if the potential candidate has the ability to order a hamburger without throwing a sugar packet at the waiter. | Continue reading |