Notice to Interviewers: Turn On the Charm


CAREERS AND RECRUITING
With two-thirds of job seekers reporting that interviewers influence their decision to accept or decline job offers, untrained and aloof interviewers may be a company’s own worst enemy.

In a Development Dimensions International and Monster survey of 3,725 job seekers, respondents identified several annoying interviewer behaviors, including:

Acting like he or she has no time to talk to me (70%)

Withholding information about position (57%)

Turning interview into cross-examination (51%)

Showing up late (48%)

Appearing unprepared for interview (47%)

Asking questions unrelated to job skills (43%)


“The interview is not only a crucial assessment touch point in the recruiting process, it’s an important marketing and branding opportunity,” said Neal Bruce, vice president of alliances for Monster, in a statement. “Amidst today’s war for talent, successful interviewers will quickly determine the marketing messages that resonate with each individual candidate and reinforce those messages.”

Source: The Selection Forecast 2006–2007 , Development Dimensions International, www.ddiworld.com , and Monster, www.monster.com .

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