We’ve all been there.

A candidate submits an application that blows us out of the water. Likewise, during the interview we are impressed -- and yet, they become a liability from day one on the job. This means learning to spot frauds is an essential part of running a successful company. This also means learning when to turn down a promising job candidate.

How do we know when to turn down a promising job candidate?

Why do some of the best candidates sometimes turn out to be the worst employees? Shouldn’t our interview processes weed out the people who don’t know what they’re doing?

Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Just because a person is charming both in real life and on paper does not mean they are right for the job. Founders of startups rely heavily on employees to pull their weight and can’t afford to make mistakes in the hiring process.