Originally Posted by J. Patrick + Associates

J.Patrick+Associates LogoOne pet peeve that really irritates a recruiter or potential employer is when a candidate shows even a little bit of executive arrogance. If you do come off as arrogant the chances of being hired decrease significantly. Simply put, people only hire people they like.

Chances are that you may not be conscious when you’re coming off as arrogant. In fact, you may not even think you are being arrogant, but it could very possibly be a different case from the recruiter’s perspective.

Below you’ll find four ways that you may be unknowingly sabotaging the job opportunity with some executive arrogance.

Writing “see résumé” on applications.

One way in which you may be coming off as arrogant is if you write “see resume” on your application. Again, you may not think this is a big executive arrogance 300x225deal, however you have to keep in mind that there’s a reason that application exists – it’s to make the recruiter’s life easier.

The sole purpose of an application is to streamline the hiring process. It gives the recruiter a quick overview of what you’re about so they know where to start. If you write “see resume” you impede them from doing so and waste their time.

Acting as if you are above the hiring process.

Everyone, no matter how long they’ve had a career, has to go through the hiring process. This includes interviews, jumping hoops, background checks and anything else the company may deem necessary.

Similar to filling out their application, there is a reason these policies exist and you have to respect that.

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