in the Face of a recruiter, watch out for the signs of abandon or stress apparent. They are likely to ruin your performance, convincing as it may be. Two professionals share their tips for avoiding the faux pas.
Some blunders can be a detail for you, but not for the recruiter. Because they capture their attention, to the point that they divert from the essential: the objective examination of your application. Here's what you should watch from the first minutes of the encounter.
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1. The phone screwed to the ear
"The hitch to the phone that continues the conversation started in the waiting room, while sliding, "Excuse me Madam, I am to you", it annoys me, stated at the outset Catherine Euvrard, CEO of the firm hunting heads Consultants. We send emails or SMS password, but call so that we know we will come and pick you up, I see the discourtoisie." This behavior questions. Is it the sign of a poor personal organization? A lack of hindsight? Over-reaction to the stress? "Play the politeness, recommends Catherine Euvrard, via a simple formula. "I pray you excuse me, I am for a second"", and abbreviate the exchange.Your support is essential. Subscribe for $ 1 support Us
2. A dress neglected
No tie, sneakers, torn, too short skirt... A faux pas in the outfit can be rédhibtoire, including at the executive level. "I remember a candidate on a position of sales manager, who showed up barefoot, in moccasins, tells the story of Jean-François Darmagnac, president of the firm of hunt head Mindfield. My client, a distributor of wines, has been shocked, obsessed. He arranged to have his HRD from the individual concerned after the interview, to find out why he didn't put socks. Answer: he had this habit. The CEO felt that the man lacked intelligence situations, and it was pronto struck off the lists". In the world of fashion, this look would not have been scandalous. Nevertheless, be sure that nickel, at any place.
3. The hand soft and moist
"I sometimes have the impression to squeeze a washcloth with a bar of soap at the bottom, stabbed Catherine Euvrard, among THE Consultants." 79% of recruiters give importance to the hand grip. It is the first physical contact with his interlocutor. It is thus necessary to train and identify what effects does yours. And the "day", put talc in the bottom of the pocket to dry it at leisure. Ni vu, ni connu!
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4. Elbows on the desk, bent over
"This attitude is typical of those who want to show that they are leaders. They play the "casual sure of himself". And occupy the space, to take advantage," according to the headhunter Jean-François Darmagnac. Attention, the interview is not a test of strength. Forget the advice that grow to be assertive at all costs. Keep a physical distance with your vis-à-vis, in order to meet his or her sphere of privacy.
To achieve this, imagine the table split into 3 areas. The 1st third is your personal space, you place your hands, your documents. The 2 nd third is the shared space between you and the recruiter, it is the area of transmission of the files. The 3rd third is the personal space of the recruiter, placing hands or objects will be perceived as intrusive.
5. The logorrhée endless
During the pitch, you line up the subject, "who", "what", "which", "whose", etc, with great details in the extension sentences. The recruiter loses the thread of the exchange, and even you do not know or you are. However, he expects a framework that he has the spirit of synthesis. "A manager, in particular, need to decide quickly, with specific elements, it must therefore learn to listen to its employees, to gather this information.", stresses the leader of Mindfield. Learn how to make it short and simple.
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6. The abuse of acronyms
"This is unbearable, there includes nothing, is choking the Catherine Euvrard in THIS Consultants. As most of the acronyms, are acronyms home. A sabir hermetic, or franglais. The candidates do not realize, they are in their bubble without putting yourself in the place of their interlocutors". Easy to fix ! And if the abbreviation is necessary, give the translation.
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7. The absence of taking notes
The plant manager, has a nice RESUME, has not been selected for a reason : he had taken no note on the issues of site control, or written any digit (quality, absenteeism, work accidents, etc), lasting about two hours. "It was perceived by the client as someone superficial, who cannot dig in these data, nor to go to the end of things, portrays Jean-François Darmagnac. So, it has sown the seed of doubt and all of his experience was spent at a fine-toothed comb, revealing flaws." In the Face of such candidate, Catherine Euvrard, there goes franco. "I tell them, "this is wonderful, you have everything in the head!""
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To get you out, explain that you are left very quickly, without having grabbed a pen and paper. "One can hear mid-level managers that are not free of their time", to ensure the consultants. Then, over the water, show your interest in setting black and white points capital, or your questions.