The first quarter of 2007 has been a disaster. I am not sure why everyone has forgotten how to interview, but it has not been pretty. Perhaps the abundance of available positions for real performers has caused everyone to let their guard down and get a little lazy? I have not figured out what is going on yet but if you have any insight you wish to share, I look forward to hearing from you.
Now, the mistakes listed below may seem elementary but these simple rules of interviewing have been ignored or broken by more candidates in the first quarter of 2007 than in all of 2006. Keep in mind these are mistakes made by directors, presidents, and regional VP’s. Not exactly low-tier positions!