Resume and Interview Red Flags: How To Find The Perfect New Hire

February 27, 2013 ‐ By Ann Brown


You’ve finally decided to take on a new hire. After going through the resume collecting and interview process, your new hire starts… and promptly proves to be a big disappointment.

With millions of people looking for jobs, it is important to know how to weed out bad candidates to find the ideal person for the position. Here are nine tips for bosses and small business owners on how to spot resume and interview red flags right away.

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  • MsLadyE

    Excellent article. Another interview red flag that should be addressed: The candidate does not project a professional image. If you come to an interview dressed like you’re going to the grocery store, the interviewer or hiring manager thinks, “She looks sloppy, so that means she will do sloppy work”. However, if you come to the interview dressed appropriately for the job you are applying for, then the interviewer or hiring manager thinks, “She looks professional. She means business and will take pride in her work”. Also, your handshake and body language tell people more about you, even BEFORE you speak.

  • scandalous7

    from an upcoming graduate, thanks. Its common sense but I was really curious about what employers look for. I wish I can just pick their brains a little more. So terrified of graduating I swear.

    • Kellz

      Me too!!!i graduate from Fisk in May

  • DeepThinker

    I’ve read two resumes that are in violation of some of these examples. You would think people would know better.