By the time you come face to face with potential hires, you’ve already reviewed their resumes and maybe even finished conducting interviews by phone.
But the in-person interview is pivotal. It’s when you separate the wheat from the chaff, or the good hires from the not-so-good hires. This is crucial because hiring someone who doesn’t work out can cost your business in a number of ways.
Before he became famous for “The Simpsons,” cartoonist Matt Groening penned a comic strip called “Life in Hell.” His delightfully subversive cartoon often took aim at the conformity-enforcing, creativity-squashing corporate life of the 1980s and ’90s.
Sure, we now live and work in an era of typo-ridden texts and tweets, but that’s no excuse to submit a sloppy resume. In fact, being careless with your application materials can still prove costly. While employers are a bit more lenient than they were five years ago, 63 percent of senior managers said just one or two resume mistakes would eliminate an applicant from consideration for a job, according to a new survey by our company.