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.