Do you make these hiring mistakes?

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As a hiring manager, you’re probably quick to point out a candidate’s errors. But have you ever thought about the mistakes you made? Are you aware that you could be making slips during an interview or when you’re choosing candidates on Jobstreet Malaysia?

Check out this checklist to see if you made any of these common hiring mistakes:

Being unprepared

Just like how a potential employee should show up in your company fully prepared, you should do the same as a hiring manager.

For example, before posting a job opening, have a meeting with the department to discuss what kind of employee are they seeking. Do they need an experienced expert? What requirement is the most important? Having these pieces of information helps you quicken the hiring process and make things easier during the interview.

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Talking and asking too much

Interviews are opportunities to get to know a candidate further. The usual routine is to ask them questions and see how they answer you. However, if you’re dominating the interview with unnecessary questions and topics, it shows how disrespectful and unprofessional you are.

For example, asking how many kids a candidate have or where did they get their accent invades their privacy. Not letting candidates talk is also rude and disrespectful. Instead, you should be quiet and listen to what they have to say.

Using outdated technology

Thanks to technology, the hiring process has gotten so much more simplified. No more manually screening through physical copies of resumes or printing mountains of paper!

If your company refuses to keep up with the latest tech, you’re wasting everyone’s time and resources in the long run. There’s nothing smart about resisting technology when there are online job portals and applicant tracking systems that make your life easier.

Not confirming references

You’d be surprised how many candidates lie on their resumes. That’s why it’s essential to check references and do a background check on candidates that seem too good to be true.

All it takes is a quick phone call or a short email to verify their past education or working history. It may seem like an unnecessary task, but it’s worth it.


Nobody’s perfect, but it’s not too late to acknowledge your errors and improve yourself. If you notice yourself making these mistakes above, take a step back and reconsider your hiring process.

Keep these errors in mind the next time you hire on