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10 'rude' things recruiters do in interviews
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10 'rude' things recruiters do in interviews

The internet is littered with articles on common mistakes made in job interviews, but few focus on the mistakes of those doing the evaluating.

Writing for Forbes, CEO and Founder of Human Workplace Liz Ryan believes that the majority of interview sins are actually committed by the interviewer – whether that be during an initial evaluation by a recruiter or during a formal job interview.

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Comments (3)

  • Dennis Albertson
    Dennis Albertson
    Wed, 12 Apr 2017 2:01am BST
    Had a recruiter interview me and the first thing he said to me was "This is gonna take how long you take.". Wrote and scribbled in a jerked way all over my resume to show that he was in a nasty mood and talked down to me the entire time.That recruiter was Paul Jones of Las Vegas.
  • JMan
    JMan
    Tue, 28 Jun 2016 8:55am BST
    I think telling the candidate about the competition is reasonable. Some candidates think that they can ask for whatever they want without a sensible reason just because they think they're good when there are so many other better candidates out there.
  • Recruiter
    Recruiter
    Fri, 17 Jun 2016 3:58pm BST
    I agree with most of these as rude things recruiters do. But I also think that asking someone why they want to work here is a good question, it helps to identify whether or not a person has done their research and helps uncover their motivations. I'd be interested to hear the perspective of why it is a rude or bad question?
  • Bink
    Bink
    Wed, 8 Jun 2016 1:54pm BST
    Very interesting and during my years as a Recruitment Consultant, I have had candidates experience all of these situations when they have gone for interviews directly with clients!

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