What are the top 3 things hiring managers or interviewers do that turn off candidates?

There are many things that candidates find frustrating during an interview process, and not providing timely feedback is top of most lists. However, with a candidate driven market its often the conduct and rapport during the interview that powers a candidates intuition on whether a role or company would be good for their next destination and ultimately be the difference on whether they choose you.

The top 3 comments that candidates mention after an interview that make them question continuing in the process are:

  • Not respecting the candidates time (cancelling or being late without good reason)
  • Not doing enough research on the candidate beforehand
  • Not allowing enough/any time for the candidate to ask questions

All easily preventable, and not too dissimilar to the things that candidates do that repel hiring managers.