- The interview process - First of all stop asking applicants, "tell me about your resume", honestly didn't you look at it, did it seem to be a fit, why tell you about my resume and basically re-explain. We are so tired of this BS question. I am dying to tell an interviewer, "did you read it", "now what questions do you have", don't make me regurgitate what's already in front of you. This process is stupid and a waste of everyone's time.
- What can you do for me - This question during an interview makes me laugh. What can I do for you? Let me approach this a few ways 1) what attracted you to my resume, apparently you think I can do something for you, so you tell me what is. The reason I bring this is up is the interviewer should know the ins and outs of the job and therefore is the one who recognizes you are the fit accompanied with the reason. So, the question what can you do for me is basically null especially when they know the answer already. What an interviewer should do is fill in the gaps about the position regarding company culture, co-workers, management, deadlines, etc. And then ask how do you think on personal level you can fit in. Ah, that makes more sense as oppose to you wanting me to sell myself when apparently on the surface you already like the product!
- The Callback - This goes out to recruiters, do not sweat me for my time, blow up my phone and emails; only for you to do the following:
- Have about 10 other applicants from your agency also interview; which in turns reduces my chances.
- Refer me to a position in which some aspect I'm not completely qualified for just to pad your roster to the client
- Feedback - learn how to keep in touch even when an applicant doesn't get the job. It would be helpful if you gave constructive feedback instead of dropping an applicant like a one night stand.