The most common phrase in an interview
that candidates share with their interviewer is, “I can do this job”. Believe it or not, this is a phrase you want to avoid in your interviews. This is one of the last phrases you want to share with your interviewer and we will provide a number of reasons why this is the case.
Why quitting your job should be the last resort
If you are thinking about turning in your two-week notice for any of the following reasons, I encourage you to have an honest conversation with yourself. Below are the more common reasons and employees will turn in their two week’s notice and quit:
- Lack of management recognition of work
- Bored and unchallenged
- Didn’t receive the opportunity that was expected
- Relationship with manager/boss
- Relationship with co-workers
- Opportunity to use a skill that is considered a strength
Look in the mirror
If you are thinking about turning in your two-week notice,
A 9-5 work ethic and nothing more?
I would suggest that a number of company training programs are not pushing new hires fast enough. I especially believe this is the case in a few areas:
- Training recent graduates
- Manager new to management who is training new hires
- Training programs that have not been updated
Do you have new employees who leave as soon as the clock ticks 5:00 PM?
Is a bad attitude coachable?
As managers, I am confident we can train employees to learn our products, our software and to a certain extent our culture. Coaching an employee attitude is a different animal. How we think about life, our careers, our managers and our companies success is usually a reflection of our personal outlook on life.
Today’s post focuses on the mature candidate as part three of a 3 part series on age discrimination in the job interview. Lessons from this post can be used for all age demographics.
I mentioned in Post 1 of this three-part series that I would jump at the opportunity to hire the two mature candidates below.
Job Interview Ageism
Last week we discussed the topic of age discrimination in the job interview and a few of my personal theories on why job interview ageism exists.
Before anyone gets into a huff
Candidates are not declined because of their age.
Age Discrimination and the job interview
Age discrimination in a job interview is a volatile topic. Candidates can feel helpless when they feel this happens and it isn’t just to folks over 40, 50 or 60+. Stereotyping can be experienced by candidates that feel they were declined because they are too young,