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Most candidates are smart enough to avoid saying certain things that may jeopardize their opportunities with prospective employers. Such things as, why they really need the money; or extreme challenges that they expect may keep them from performing effectively; or even how their last boss hated them so much that they kept up-staging them. Such comments will definitely raise a red-flag, and since employers prefer to hire candidates that seem to have “no personal problems” such comments may also cost the candidate the job opportunity in question.
Knowing this, when dealing with 3rd party recruiters, should candidates keep such issues from them also?
Did you know that the dumbest thing you will ever say to an employer, is that one thing that costs you the job opportunity; and based upon statistics, this information is almost always volunteered by the candidate.
Yes and No. The Human Resources department exists for a legitimate purpose and when run efficiently, it helps to streamline a lot of personnel related processes including hiring, making it possible for a lot to be accomplished in scheduled time. On the other hand, if you are one of the many that do not get called back after making multiple applications, then maybe it is time to re-direct your application from HR to the hiring manager. While HR has its functions, for many individuals, going through HR may also mean that you will never get that interview. The following are 3 reasons why it may be a better option to approach the hiring manager directly.