I have not written much lately because I have been travelling alot for work. And one of the many challenges I have been facing recently is Recruiting! I have been interviewing a lot of people for positions, and you will not believe some of the things I have heard in interviews. One of my staff members thinks I should write a book on the subject, but I think I will start with my blog.
The following statements are actual statements I have heard in the past 2 months while interviewing people. You can’t make this stuff up!
** “I dont believe in reading books and I don’t believe in professional development – I am as good as I’m going to get. “ The person who said this to me is not yet 40.
** “Everytime I get frustrated I need a day off! “ When asked how this person manages frustrations.
** “I’m going to need 2 months off my first year!” Sweetie, if a company can give you two months off your first year, they probably don’t need you.
** “I assume one of my duties will be talk some people out of buying the product your trying to sell. You know some people have too much, so I guess I’ll be cancelling a lot of orders!” Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out, was the reply to that one.
The sad part is I could go on and on. I had done a previous blog on whap happened to the work ethic, but I can tell you interviewing has turned into an interesting part of my work week.
Hope you had a chuckle! I know I did the minute they left the building.