Here's what hiring managers are looking for right now
SEATTLE, WA -- Understanding current hiring trends is helpful when you're looking to maximize your job search process. A new report from Jobvite sheds some light on what companies are looking for right now. Let's take a closer look at a few of the most important findings from this report. Experience Matters Most: When it comes to getting hired, experience matters most. But, it's also a big deal if you can demonstrate that you're a good cultural fit for the organization. Being introduced to the company by a current employee is also in your favor.
Certain Traits Catch Recruiters' Attention: Candidates are more likely to be hired when they display certain abilities and skills during their interview. Demonstrating knowledge of the industry made a significantly positive impact on recruiters' decision to hire a candidate. Other factors, like coming prepared with questions for the interviewers, or bringing a portfolio of work, also registered as priorities.
There Are Some Universal Deal-Breakers: Recruiters agreed about these hiring deal-breakers. Bad hygiene automatically disqualified a candidate - as well as - showing up late for the interview. Some felt that checking one's phone during an interview warranted an automatic disqualification. And, others said being rude to the receptionist or other support staff meant that the candidate didn't stand a chance. The responses revealed lesser factors as well. For example: dressing too casually; bringing food to the interview; interrupting the interviewer.