The ability to read between the lines and decipher vague statements can be invaluable in the interview process.
|Bob Piper, Principal, The Talon Group|
"My boss and I had a philosophical disagreement." He thinks I'm nuts.
"It was a bad fit from the start." Both sides were overly eager to fill the position and did zero due diligence.
"The culture has changed." No more building homes for fun; they expect us to make money.
"The money is secondary to the long-term career opportunity." Assuming it includes a 20% increase above my current salary.
"We need someone who can take us to the next level." We can't figure it out ourselves.
"We want someone who is career-minded and interested in more than money." We don't want to pay market salary.
"We try to maintain a balance between sales velocity and production capacity." Our forward land position stinks.