9 Things That Really Annoy Hiring Managers

You’ve made it to the interview, and all that’s standing between you and your dream job is the hiring manager—but winning them over may be easier said than done.

1. When you don’t understand the company or product.

There’s nothing a hiring manager hates more than wasting time, and you will definitely be seen as a waste of time if you don’t understand the company or the product.

2. When you don’t ask questions.

When you don’t ask questions, it shows disinterest and lack of effort.

3. When you’re too persistent.

Persistence is an admirable trait, but be careful not to go overboard. “A little persistence is good—I’ve often given a candidate a second look after a follow-up email.”

4. When you don’t follow directions.

The job listing says to email and not call or maybe that a cover letter is required. Follow those instructions to a T, because if you can’t follow simple directions, it’s likely that your application will be ignored.

5. When you get the company’s name wrong in your application materials.

“Nothing gets a cover letter tossed in my trash faster than seeing another publication’s name in the ‘to’ field,” said a hiring manager.

6. When you don’t include links for easy reference.

“If you mention your portfolio, a website, or your social media profiles, make it easy for me to view them!

7. When you don’t follow up after an interview.

This seems like an obvious step, but a lot of people don’t follow up after an interview.

8. When you make up an answer.

You may be startled by an unexpected question, but don’t resort to making up an answer. First of all, your interviewer can probably tell, and secondly, she will not be impressed.

9. When you’re too casual.

You may get along with the hiring manager, but remember that you should always still be professional even if the company culture seems casual.

 

For the full article, visit: http://www.levo.com/articles/career-advice/9-things-that-really-annoy-hiring-managers

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