I know we have talked about this before but this is a common item...Leena Chabra today posted this in our chat...can you give some advice also?
Hello, candidates call give all the info say they want to get submitted for the role..ans your calls for the information needed and then all of a sudden disappears..does that happen? if yes then what are the reasons?
Please add your help below...and thank you in advance
Leena - When you say, "ans your calls for the information needed," does that refer to the information you needed or they needed. If it refers to the information you needed, then perhaps the candidate's needs (concerns, interests, desires, and fears) weren't fully addressed? Maybe the job seemed interesting, but they could have thought the long term benefits were better where they were? Or maybe they were also considering other opportunities?
Hey Ashley, Information needed at both ends. We spoke in lenght about the project the company, the rate etc. Even emailed me the resume stating very much interested in the role and to go ahead and submit for the role.. then emailed called again as wanted some more information (trivial) just poof!! never responded to my email or calls. FYI this is not the first time that has happened to me. So just curious if I was doing something wrong or should do things differently? or its common for the candidates to disappear like that?
Unfortunately, I don't have much more add. That does sound odd. Although, it sounds similar to dating experiences, like when things go well, but then unexpectedly a person does the fade away.
Lol nicely put :) I guess it was not meant to be....the search continues :(
If it's happened to you more than once, recently especially, I would take a serious look at how you are presenting yourself to the candidates. The one common denominator in these scenarious is you, the recruiter. I have people say to me all the time, 'go ahead and submit me and let's see what happens' and that's completely not our process. Those people aren't really interested. At all.
It's up to you to figure out first, what you can do different and second, have follow up they need to do before you submit them. Do you interview the candidates face to face? So many questions are unanswered here, probably too many to make a sound call to help you.
Thank you Ashley and Linda...good advice.
Thank You Ashley, Linda and Noel !! Appreciate your input.
I have had this happen before also. As mentioned above, there are many reasons. If it's happening often, take a look at your process, always ask if they have any questions or if anything is not clear. I also ask if there would be any reason they would not accept the position if offered to get an insight.
Also, don't let too much time pass without communicating. If you start to not hear back, put it out there and ask if they're still interested. Make a case for why you're continuing to make contact -- ex: they're considered top talent, client really wants to meet, etc.