I'm asking. You know you have some type of petty thing - that's caused you to rank a candidate lower than they should have been.
I'm not talking about bias with a capital "B". I'm talking about bias with a smaller than lower case "b". It's so petty that the "b" in bias is actual two font sizes smaller than the rest of the word.
Mine? I have a hard time with candidates who take me out of my normal messaging environment. Namely, the ability to use iMessage across different devices and communicate with team members is a preference - not a necessity. I've hired people that I can't message on the iMessage platform before, and will in the future. Best candidate wins.
But when I pick up my phone to SMS a candidate rather than iMessage from my mac, I need to remind myself best candidate wins. Twice.
What's your pettiest reason for being lukewarm on a candidate? Hit me in the comments, or message me. Unless you're not IOS - if that's the case, definitely hit me in the comments.