Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Why You Didn’t Get the Job: Real Hiring Managers Spill Their Secrets

Lindsay Cross

2. Not Knowing Your Audience

You’d think there are certain things that would be givens: Like not trotting out any big, red flags that could put the kibosh on your getting the job. “In our business, you have to be dedicated to the country and the military,” explains Scott Maddox, site manager at a national defense corporation. “Not to mention, you have to be able to pass a background check. I had one applicant who slyly mentioned that he does everything in his power to not pay his taxes. I couldn’t believe he would say something like that to a company that works with the government.” 

4. Playing the Victim

5. Neglecting Your Body Language

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