How Not to Get a Job: Don’t Get Hired

11 May 2007 at 7:49PM Leave a comment

In How Not to Get Hired, The Admiral tells what happens when Mr. Candidate confuses politeness and “business protocol”.

Picture it… a job interview. In some ways, this guy isn’t well-suited for the job. It’s a position for someone right out of college. This guy is 40. The company passes on another candidate that profusely sweated during the portion of the interview where he was asked to write.

So, the interview was a week ago. They call him up to see if he was interested in working.

“Hi. We’re calling to see if you’re interested in working here?”

Hilarity ensues. See the full post for the results.

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1. "I can't tell you the best way to get a job - because there is no one best way. After 21 years of recruiting, I CAN share things I've seen candidates do to guarantee they DIDN'T get the job."

2. "Most companies don't realize how their recruiting process impacts their candidate pool, and their business. Attention to simple things will result in big improvements."

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Troy Bettinger, SPHR is a Denver Recruiter, Public Speaker, HR Metrics Analyst and Human Resources Leader who has been recruiting in corporate and municipal environments since 1991.

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