What Hiring Managers Really Look For

Job interview, hiring manager
Job interview, hiring manager



By Heather Huhman


You're a qualified candidate, and the job market is tough. But there could still be plenty of reasons you're getting passed over for every position you apply or interview for. A recent Glassdoor post reported that only 17 percent of hiring managers say job seekers have the skills they're actually looking for to fill their open positions.

Among the qualities hiring managers want in a candidate are a global business perspective, social media savvy, and a wide-range of skills. But is it possible that you have some qualities that turn hiring managers off, despite your best traits and abilities? Definitely. To avoid being skipped over for a job, check out these traits hiring managers don't want to see in a candidate: