You’ve applied for the job, waited several weeks and at last received a response. To your delight, you have an interview. The company say they will be in contact the next day with details, but no email materialises.
The following week you give the company a call. They apologise and send you an email in haste. It tells you who you will be meeting and where, but there a couple of spelling mistakes, and the time agreed on the phone is different to that stated in the email.
Listen to your instinct
The above is just an example of some of the mistakes you might have experienced during a recruitment process. There are plenty more besides. However, an unprofessional introduction to a company has always made me question whether I would want to work for a company so apparently disorganised and unprofessional. In short, I listen to my instinct and personally, I wouldn’t.
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If you are an applicant and your first impression of a company is poor, take note of the warning signs and think twice about working for them. It’s one thing to be a frustrated candidate, but it’s quite another to be a frustrated employee.
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