I had (until yesterday) a candidate in the final stages for a reasonably lucrative engineering position. He's very technically capable, and my client was most enthused about meeting with him to discuss the possibility of his joining their firm.
He's been unemployed for more than a year. Which isn't uncommon today.
But in his case? Turns out, it may well be due (at least in part) to his anger, and his difficulty managing it when he most needs to manage it. During the interview process.
This very capable candidate will not be getting the job. He bombed the interview.I don't have full detail from the hiring managers yet, but I already know what they're going to say.
Because this same guy has shown me strong evidence in the past week or so that:
- He's incredibly pissed off that he has no job;
- He blames the world, and definitely the companies that won't hire him; and
- He is completely uninterested in any feedback that may help him succeed in the next round of interviews.