10 Hiring Manager Deal Breakers

United States
August 11, 2010 2:51pm CST
I came across this article "10 Hiring Manager Deal Breakers" on MSN this afternoon and was wondering what others thought, especially those who are in HR or have been in HR positions. Article: http://msn.careerbuilder.com/Article/MSN-2320-Job-Search-10-Hiring-Manager-Deal-Breakers/?sc_extcmp=JS_2320_home1&SiteId=cbmsnhp42320&ArticleID=2320>1=23000&cbRecursionCnt=1&cbsid=e318ef64ad5947b587ac36b5a7401bdd-334856418-VK-4 I think that being polite is a must in an interview, as it as they say "Best foot forward", but I am always unsure about the salary issue. I never ask, but it makes me wonder. I mean, what if the company wants me to work for them yet the salary is not enough? Wouldn't it save both employer and future employee a lot of grief if this was covered in the interview? I also do not feel scheduling should be an issue if the company is offering a flex schedule. However, I can see it being a bother if someone applies for a 3-11pm shift and remarks that they cannot work that shift. What are your thoughts? Namaste-Anora
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Aug 10
Salary - I once interviewed somebody and she brought up salary right away. She was asking way more than the position paid. I told her that, and got (mildly) chewed out, as there was a new policy I wasn't aware of about not discussing salary. Personally, I think if the interview went well, it should be brought up at some point. Not at the very beginning, obviously. Scheduling - I would rather know about scheduling issues BEFORE I hire a person than after a fact. And if I really like them, and if I can be flexible, I will. Arrogance - Now there's one that I ran into personally. I was interviewing a guy for an entry level job, and he started asking about advancement. I mentioned a few people who had gotten promoted to Supervisor rather (I thought) quickly. This was met with a sneer and some comment like "it takes THAT long?" He didn't get the job... Ringtones and chat speak - now those are new ones on me. I guess I'm still living in the last century. But seriously, why would you even KNOW the person's ringtone. If they're in an interview, shouldn't the phone be turned OFF? Online activity - yep, one has to be pretty careful nowadays...
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Oct 10
Hi Anora - thanks for the BR! Dawn
@maezee (34016)
• United States
21 Oct 10
I agree with what a lot of those say. I think BEFORE going to the interview, we should probably know at this point what the hours are and hopefully what the pay is. Maybe not in the initial or phone interview, but perhaps in the in-person interview, asking is a good idea in my opinion. I mean, although we don't want to have the interviewer think that it's the only thing we care about in the job, it's definitely an IMPORTANT aspect in the job - unless you aren't picky about that kind of thing.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
13 Aug 10
I agree with some of these but there are others that I don't agree with. An example of one of them that I agree with whole-heartedly is that you shouldn't lie on your resume. However, I'm sure that I like eliminating people from a potential job because of what they do in their free time is fair at all. You are just as likely to hire a party person that has no computer life as you are to hire someone that shares about their party life.
@ptower76 (1618)
• United States
12 Aug 10
I believe that the question of salary should be discussed when one is offered the position if one does not already know. Many job discriptions have salaries ranges already added. If not, then it is a question that can wait until the actual offer is made. If there is a Q&A period as the article suggests, then that may also be a good time.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
12 Aug 10
I they cant work that shift they shouldnt apply. and wages I reall never aske as they told me what I wouold make on the time of hiring. NOw a days most places dont hire you right off ya go thru a temp service and sometimes also have ot send a resume to the comapany that asked about you even when the temp service has your resume and they couls send it over that one makes no sence to me