Recruiters always have to be on the lookout for red flags when it comes to reviewing candidates. During the interview process, there are certain characteristics and kinds of behaviour that indicate the applicant is likely to bring down a team’s success. Sam Woolfe, a business writer writes on the 5 worst type of candidates that employers have to deal with.
- The Arrogant Type
An arrogant candidate can be a nightmare to work with, as they can be unwilling to admit mistakes, which is the necessary first step in improving your skills and capacity to deliver high-quality results in the future. Arrogance is a sure fire way to undermine team rapport and foster tension and antagonism. Recruiters should, therefore, be mindful of the degree of self-awareness that candidates possess.
- Those Who Don’t Ask Questions
Of course, we sometimes need to do jobs simply because we need the money and this may be the prevailing thought that goes through a candidate’s mind during the application process. However, realistically speaking, a recruiter will want to know why a candidate will be a valuable asset – and how they plan to progress in the role – beyond doing the bare minimum work to get paid.
- The Disinterested
When it comes down to it, if employers want to correct this issue of most employees being disengaged and unsatisfied in their work, then they should pay special attention to signs of disinterest during the application process. For instance, interviewers can spot how interested a candidate is based on their body language.
- The Cliché
Rather than being alert to whether a candidate uses these buzzwords, companies should expect candidates to use evidence that convinces them that they are indeed reliable, honest, a team player and hardworking. These attributes should speak for themselves during the application process based on actual examples of the candidate’s experience, results, and achievements.
- The Unreliable
Beware of these five types of candidates. Seek out the candidate who encapsulates the opposite of these characteristics - the type of candidate who is humble, curious, passionate, impressively unique, and dependable.