You've prepared and practiced all of your interview p's and q's, but hiring managers are no longer settling for taking what you present at face value. They're digging deeper and using any information that surfaces to determine your worthiness as a candidate for the job. Find out if your bases are truly covered when you discover the tricky ways some hiring managers evaluate applicants below.
- They Watch Your Waiting Behavior - Your interview process begins well before you actually meet the hiring manager in person, and it includes your behavior as you wait your turn. Mind your mannerisms as you wait (sit up straight instead of slouching and lay off the nail-biting) and patiently review your notes and resume. Be courteous to the receptionist and try and be conscious of how often you check your watch.
- They Contact References Outside Your List - Employers can and do reach out to personnel at your previous employers who may not have been included on the list of references you