Benefits June 14, 2002
Candidates Shouldn't Appear Snooty
June 14, 2002 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Sure, it's good to sell yourself to a prospective employer. But, according to a recent survey, make sure you don't come off as snooty.
Reported by Fred Schneyer
Half of the chief financial officers polled for RHI Management Resources said nothing turns them off more quickly about a management-level candidate than a person with his nose in the air.
What else should management candidates avoid in an interview? CFO respondents cited:
- 13% of CFO respondents said candidates should not avoid difficult questions,
- 13% mentioned being unprepared to discuss specific achievements,
- asking up-front about compensation and other benefits, was cited by 10%, and
- being clueless about the prospective employer’s company, 9%
The survey was conducted by an independent research firm and includes responses from 1,400 CFOs from a random sample of US companies with more than 20 employees.
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