The interviewing and hiring process is a two-way street. Yes, there are certain things that you as a candidate expect from the organization considering you for employment, and you’re right to expect those things.

However, on the flip side of that coin, there are certain things that the organization expects from YOU during the process, and company officials are right to expect those things, as well.

With that in mind, below are four things that a candidate MUST do during the hiring process.

#1—Be flexible when scheduling interview times.

Yes, you’re a busy person. Yes, you may even be a top candidate in your field. However, if you’re interested in another employment opportunity, you’re going to have to participate in a face-to-face interview during working hours. While it’s true that there is a balance to be struck and companies should be sensitive regarding your availability, you should also realize that the situation demands a certain amount of flexibility on your behalf.

#2—Communicate often.

This applies to communicating with the organization and/or a recruiter, if you’re working with one. Lack of communication and timely feedback can have devastating consequences, especially if the company is seriously considering more than one candidate. Being ready and willing to communicate and act quickly could position you as the front-runner and lead to an offer of employment. Lack of communication, on the other hand, leads exactly where you think it would: absolutely nowhere.

#3—Be honest!

If these were ranked in order of importance, this would be #1. There is nothing more important than being honest at all stages of the process, and that starts with being honest on your resume. It continues with being truthful during the face-to-face interview and with everybody you meet at the organization. If you’re working with a recruiter, then inform them of interviews with other potential employers. Doing so will not hurt your candidacy.

#4—Honor your commitments.

If you say you’ll call somebody, then be sure to call. If you say you’ll be somewhere for an interview, then make sure you’re there. If you say that you’re going to do something, then do it! That’s not just common sense, but it’s also intelligent personal branding. This applies to accepting an offer of employment, too. If you accept the offer, then honor your commitment. Don’t back out at the last minute because you received a better offer from another employer.

Any candidate “worth their salt” will meet these expectations during the hiring process, and more than likely, they’ll reap the benefits of doing so.

The Doepker Group has experience placing professionals in the Information Technology and Engineering fields, and we can place you, as well.

We invite you to search through our open positions. You can start the process by creating a profile and/or submitting your resume.

By | 2021-10-26T17:38:24+00:00 November 3rd, 2021|Career, Job Seeker|0 Comments

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