A candidate thinks that he wants to communicate he is an entrepreneur, so he tells the hiring authority that he has a business on the side. He also tells the hiring authority that it is very successful and that it “runs itself” and that he has a manager that runs it. It is his wife.
Now, if you are trying to hire someone to work really hard for you, whose money do you think the candidate is going to protect first…yours and your company’s or his???
If the business is so successful, why would one look for a job?
Pleeeeez…if you have a business on the side you will kill your chances of getting hired by telling an employer about it.
On top of that …you’ll look stupid!