I am right now in the hiring process of a new position in my team and I was shocked how easily the candidates shoot themself out of the process.
This time it was about the polite closing question section of the interview. The whole interview was running great. Good examples, good presentation. Basically the candidate I would like to hire. And then: What questions do you have to me?
Answer: "None, I have looked up your webpage and read the job description, I am fine"
Wow, this was for me so surprising again and in total contrast to the hour before. It showed me a lack of interest in the position and made me doubt about the motivation of this guy.
When I was in the interviewing process myself, I used the interviewing series and prepared intensively. Successful. With this knowledge now in mind and being on the other side of the table, I am shocked by many candidates.
Mark, Mike, you are right. The be successful in an interview, you do not need to be perfect, the preparation using the interviewing series puts you in a position far ahead of most other candidates.
Now 2 things happend: I will have much better team members in the future and it will be more easy for me to get offers in the future.
Are there other intersting examples out there how to kick youself out of the game withing a few seconds?