'I can't stand it when…': Recruiters share their pet peeves

Leave your attitude at the door and offer expanded, thoughtful answers to interview questions. These are just two suggestions from several recruiters who shared their pet peeves at Devex’s Career Forum in Washington this year.

“When you’re trying to pull information out of someone, it makes your job a lot harder,” said Dwight Hahn, recruitment specialist with the QED Group.

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  • Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.

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