Resume Red Flags for Employers to Avoid
Posted on: November 25, 2016 by Signature Insurance Group
As a business owner, the responsibility of finding quality employees is uniquely yours. While there are numerous other obligations to tend do, being able to spot the potential red flags of a resume can save you time, energy, and a headache down the road. Therefore, in addition to securing your operation with a custom-tailored OC EPLI policy, heed the following advice for identifying resume warning signs when looking to staff your business.
This is your virtual introduction to a candidate. A resume should be organized, thoughtful, and flawless. If you catch a typo while reviewing a resume, chances are they didn’t take the time to proofread it before submitting it. Move on to another candidate who spent more time on their resume and took care not to submit it to potential employers with obvious mistakes.
Gaps in employment shouldn’t be an automatic disqualification. The obvious questions you should discuss with the candidate should you invite them in for an interview are why and what they did during the gap. If you are impressed with the candidate and they seem qualified, don’t write them off! Remember, everyone goes through different stages in life and everyone has different circumstances. As Business Insider notes, bear in mind that people have children, take medical leaves, relocate, have family emergencies, etc., so be sensitive when interviewing.
Frequent job changes.
One of the biggest red flags to look for on a resume is frequent changes in employment. This could indicate that the employee is not invested in the company and the money, time and resources used to train him or her could potentially go to waste. Ask the candidate what went wrong and have them explain their frequent job changes before moving on to the next.
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