Want to know some red flags that will make hiring managers toss your resume to the bottom of the pile? Tim Sackett over at Eremedia offers these 5 dealbreakers—if you see one you recognize in yourself, make a quick fix before you enter the job market.
1. Messy personal organization
If a hiring manager asks you for a copy of your resume and you reach into your briefcase or portfolio (or pocket) and pull out anything crumpled, ripped or otherwise falling apart, it’s a safe inference that your organizational skills and priorities aren’t up to par.
2. A troubling social media presence
If your social media presence features statements that would reflect poorly on a company or seem to indicate prejudice of any kind, you will more than likely be given a hard pass.
3. Disinterested interview manners
If you can’t even muster up enough enthusiasm to interview with some personality, what makes a manager think you’ll bring your A-game to a regular dreary Tuesday?
4. Fixation on an ex-employer
While it’s just as bad to be shifty and mealy-mouthed about your last employer, if you go on and on about how your last job was amazing, someone across the table is likely to be thinking, “So why are you interviewing with us??”
5. Bad manners to service employees
If you’re snotty to a receptionist or unleash a tirade on the barista, you’re likely to be shown the door. An inability to be a good customer speaks volumes about your ability to be a good employee, a good representative of a company, and probably a good person, too.
Are you on Mobile? Click here to sign in to your account.
Five Clear Signs You Really Shouldn’t Make That Job Offer
Read More at www.eremedia.com
Want More Content Like This?
Get TheJobNetwork's Latest Career Advice &
Job Seeking Tips straight to your inbox