During a recent interview I sat in on with a client last month, one of the Directors received a phone call.
They fumbled around in their pocket and I thought to myself, please don’t answer it.
They picked up the phone mid-conversation, spoke for a few minutes, hung up and resumed the interview like nothing had happened.
I understand people are busy, however, you need to show respect to potential employee’s. This is a chance to sell yourself and your company, gone are the days where you’re doing people a favour by having a vacancy.
Give people your full attention, if you’ve blocked out time for an interview then put your phone on silent and be truly present.
Trust me, this goes a long way.