The time it takes to carefully vet a new IT pro pales in comparison to the lost hours spent trying to rehabilitate a new hire that can’t or won’t fit in with their team.
And while some signs that a bad hire is ahead are obvious, some are more subtle. We tapped IT leaders and recruiters with decades of experience hiring tech talent to find out what makes them think twice during the interview process.
Among their top concerns: candidates who appear to be going through the motions, suggesting their interests aren’t aligned with the company. Practiced responses are also a worry, multiple IT leaders said, along with expectations from the candidate that appear to change dramatically through the process — a problem that’s on the rise.
Here’s what sets off warning bells for IT pros who have seen it all.
Great on paper, rude at interview
Hiring managers sometimes fall in love with a candidate over their resume, but job seekers who can’t muster up the soft skills to show respect in an interview raise a red flag, says Jenny Ransom, director of recruiting at Outreach.
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