Do you think some hiring mangers are afraid to hire someone they personally know, even if she or he is qualified for the job?
Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter:
Q#467 Yes, to keep things from looking too suspicious. I would be hesitant to interview a friend for a job. (@beneubanks)
Q#467 A bad hire reflects badly on hiring mgr. Doubly so for “known acquaintances.” Be “extra” professional to assuage fears. (@DawnBugni)
Q#467 Yes, but that doesn’t mean you won’t get the job. You just have to work harder to prove you are the best candidate. (@gradversity)
Q#467 Because hiring manager’s reputation on line, may not want to risk own career for friend. Better for someone else to interview/hire you. (@juliaerickson)
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