During interviews I like to judge candidates on three parameters - consistent record of delivery, interpersonal maturity and good communication skills and customer-focused results. All these highlight their good track record of meeting commitments with consistent and positive feedback. I believe, candidates who understand the importance of their key internal / external customers, and their needs will be recognized by their customers for exemplary delivery.
Most candidates apply for jobs without having a clear picture of their long-term goals and aspirations. Once we appointed a candidate who was technically bright and a good fit in the company's value system, however he moved out within the three-four months of joining. The reason was he found his expectations and company’s requirements were moving on two different directions. It is in the interest of both the candidate and the employer that a candidate comes in keeping her or his “eyes wide open.”