In my previous article, “You Only Have 3 Seconds to Get the Job Offer,” I promised to explain how I know who should get an interview.

The interview with me, a recruiter, is simple: If you meet the minimum qualifications to be considered, I’ll bring you in for the interview. Then the fun starts.

There are a number of sure-fire signs that a person should not be submitted to a client. And I am not talking here about the basics: being late; being dressed inappropriately; smelling bad (from perfume, cologne, or cigarette smoke); bad mouthing current or past employers; talking about sex, religion or politics; all the basics that everyone knows – or should know!