Remember that job interviews are a two-way street. While the recruiter or hiring manager is deciding whether you’re the right person for the role, you must also be checking if the company is right for you. From my experience, these red flags are indications that the team may be hiding something and trust your gut in these situations.
Watch this video to know the biggest red flags you should watch out for in an interview.
Hiring Manager Doesn’t Know The Role
I get it, people can be busy, especially managers. However, when a hiring manager acts as if it’s their first time to see your resume or shows signs that they don’t know the role well, chances are they’re not going to be a good manager.
An out of touch and disorganized manager spells doom not only for your career but your mental wellbeing as well.
Role Is An Urgent Replacement Hire
If the company is in a rush to hire someone ASAP, it would be in your best interest to know why. If they give a vague answer, chances are someone has quit abruptly on them, which is why they need to find a replacement quickly.
I suggest you avoid these kinds of companies, if you do not want to be that next casualty.
‘We Are A Family’
On paper this seems innocent — encouraging even! But most times, this just means you will be overworked and your boundaries will be pushed by the company, all in the name of “being a family.”
In a professional setting, you want to work for a team not a family.
If you are already getting weird feelings in your interviews, chances are something is off and you’re better off somewhere else. Stay vigilant out there and good luck!