There are certain kinds of candidates that I will probably not hired, those who aren't serious about their job search stand out… and not in a good way. Here some examples of this kind of Candidates:
As a Recruiter we do expect, that a candidate would at least know the company name and visited the website. You wont believed how many candidates are not able to provide company information during an interview. If the candidate doesn't take time to browse the company website, it shows a lack of interest.
The individuals who don’t have the attention to detail when adding information to their resumes aren't ready for employment. Candidates who don’t edit their resumes or applications are simply lazy. For example those who has typo errors o spelling errors...
For those who doesn't know yet, let me inform you that as recruiters we reject one out of three candidates for inappropriate comments through their personal social media. You need to remember that posting inappropriate things socially is a red flag about your ethical behavior both in and out of the workplace. It gives reason to believe they would represent the company in the same way.
Unmotivated candidates simply will not be hired. Candidates that cant answer simple questions like “Why do you want this job?” or “Where do you see yourself in 10 years?” shows me that they did not take time to prepare for the interview.
As an advice, remember that with the sometimes hundreds of resumes we receive for job openings, the good ones stand out… but so do the bad ones.
Do not put yourself in a short list of candidates to remove from the talent pool, and certainly a list of people we would never hire....