A Must Read: The Most Common Catastrophic Interviewing Mistakes Made By Companies…
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A Must Read: The Most Common Catastrophic Interviewing Mistakes Made By Companies…

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This column is my first column covering one topic.  The contents are so insightful, even incredibly beneficial, and should be a must read for anyone involved in any part of the interviewing process.  I believe that much of it will lead to better hires.

Everyday I deal with either prepping candidates for their interview or debriefing companies on their thoughts about that interview. From all this listening I have comprised what I think are the most common interviewing mistakes on both sides, though in this column I will only discuss the company side.  Remember after every interview I hear the thoughts on what occurred from both sides.  I hear the questions they were asked and I hear how they were answered, and I actually get to hear this from both the candidate and the company.

Every, and I mean every, company thinks their interviewing style and approach is the best.  Fact is, every company has good and bad hires, and the most promising hires sometimes do not work out and vice versa.  So take a look at the following and think if your company can use the following suggestions: after filtering much from both sides, here are just a few of the most common easy to remedy mistakes…

The more a company wants to hire, the faster they will hire.  The shirt being the wrong shade of medium blue (kind of) reasons should be re-thought…(btw that was a metaphor, or was it)? Don’t hire out of desperation or because you do not think you will find a better hire. Hire because you feel they are good enough and the pieces they do not know can be learned in a reasonable amount of ramp up time.  This will get you the engineer you need up to speed faster and will allow you to get going on the project at hand, rather than hoping and delaying.


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