If you have been hiring for any length of time, you’ve probably seen and heard it all. So let’s narrow this down a bit and call it a tale of two candidates. This story will likely sound familiar.
Candidate one, Joe, is smooth—real smooth. You can ask him any question, and he fires back a well-prepared answer. He’s a sharp dresser with a firm handshake, and he has been saying all the right things. He seems like the kind of young man who makes friends easily and, despite your vow to always be objective, you come away from the interview liking him yourself.