Monday, May 4, 2015
Whoa--red flags in an interview!
Usually you can pick up signals during the interview. Some signs...
Say the interviewer is late. A few minutes is OK, but 15 or 20 may show a lack of respect for you. Rescheduling a few times--same signal.
If the interviewer has not looked at your resume until you sit down--not good. Usually they will call you in--taking your time--if they saw something in the resume they liked. But--they at least read it!
If they interview you just because of a referral, the job they come up with, if any, may not be for you.
If the interviewer checks his or her phone during the session--well, do the math.
See if the dept has a lot of turnover--this can be a sign.
If the interviewer criticizes the person before you, also a bad sign and very unprofessional.
Also beware of bad online reviews of the company. If terms like "endless hours" come up--believe it!