1). The candidate never answers their phone if they do not know who is calling even when they are unemployed.
2). If you get a candidate on the phone, they will tell you they are outside, because they do not want to interview, spur of the moment, they want to be in front of a computer to look up answers to your questions or will have someone else do the interview for them.
3). The candidate does not remember the locations of his / her contract.
4). The candidate does not remember technologies, they have listed with each job and what companies they used them.
5). When asked to explain their project, the candidate reads their resume back to you.
6). The candidate can not tell you what line of business the company is in and what they do?
7). When you ask them, is it ok to ask them technical questions, they respond they are busy or outside.
8). Ask them to recall content on their resume, if they can not, then they more than likely did not do the work they have indicated.
9). There Voicemail is full and can not accept a message.
10). They are unemployed, but can not talk to you on the phone unless you schedule a appointment, they are going to have someone else do the interview for them.
Ryan Mac Donald
Senior Technical Recruiter