You're the hiring manager... are you open or stone faced with the candidates?
March 6, 2007 2:46 PM Subscribe
As a hiring manager, would you ever give a candidate a hint (subtle or not) that he/she has the inside track on the position, or is it always best to put in a poker face in this scenario?
posted by Flem Snopes to work & money (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have been interviewing with a firm for a management job for over three months. I have been through five separate rounds, interviewing with my potential reports on up to the CEO and COO of the company. Though, I have been told throughout, that all of the feedback has been positive, they are interviewing a "handful of other candidates" and I cannot detect any hint at all that they are leaning either toward or against hiring?
Is this common with everyone else's experience? Setting aside my personal situation, what is everyone else's experience? Was there a job that you interviewed for that you were sure that you screwed up the interview, and they ended up making you an offer? Or was there a time where you were confident that you nailed it, and they ended up passing you over?
As a manager, is it necessary to to be non-committal up to the point of hiring someone, or would you favor passing hints to candidates that, you have to put them through the process, but you're pretty sure they should be looking elsewhere? I'm not looking for advice on my particularly situation (though that is welcome), I'm more interested in other peoples' experiences with same.