Paying attention to detail goes a long way toward ensuring great results, and hiring is no exception to this rule. Noticing these three resume red flags can help hiring managers avoid unpleasant surprises and make better decisions.
None of these resume red flags should automatically disqualify any prospective worker. However, you can use them as suggestions for topics to investigate further should you decide to interview the candidate.
Employment gaps can occur for a number of reasons that in some cases escape the control of a candidate. However, you should always ask a straightforward question to get a clear explanation about any gaps. This applies especially when you notice that the person has made an effort to conceal the gap by not including precise dates or by eschewing dates altogether.
It’s true, not everyone can be a master wordsmith, and you can make the case that eloquence is not a mandatory skill for some positions. With that being said, bad writing and bad grammar are red flags you should always heed. At the very least, they suggest carelessness and disinterest, attributes that rarely lead to outstanding results.
As with employment gaps, there are many reasons why a candidate changes jobs frequently. And also in this case it’s important for hiring managers to get a compelling answer. Job hopping is usually seen as an indicator that a candidate gets bored easily and needs constant change to stay engaged, although it may also signal an inability to get along with others. In any case, the only way to dispel your doubts is by interviewing the candidate.
These three red flags can help you weed out candidates that don’t meet your guidelines. However, once you move forward with the next steps in the process, the only way to make an informed hiring decision is by turning to a reliable company that provides compliant solutions for all your background screening needs.
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