"@Daren, I know it is not difficult to find technology that works for you. I am not making excuses for the employer. What I am saying is that people when they don't hear anything are not secure that the communication was…"
"K, I agree with Gerry.
Thanks for bringing this up for discussion. There are a lot of practices out there that although common should not be as acceptable as they are right now. So it is great that you are putting yourself out there and…"
"@Jacob Pardon me Jacob are you ALWAYS so rude?
I assure you I am "for real" and no I was not making an excuse.
When a candidate keeps calling and messaging they are typically doing so because they are unsure the message…"
"I think too, with all the electronic communication there is this bit of uncertainty. We have all had missed emails, voicemails, etc. So if a candidate feels like communication is going into a black vortex then they are going to keep…"
"I would like to say I respond to every resume I receive. That would not be true. But if I get a couple of contacts, either email or phone I will respond right away. A short email note is my favorite and I think candidates who are…"
"Occasionaly we all get candidates like that. I call them flaky. They want interviews, they want another job, they are interested in the job you are presenting. Then they just flake out. There are so many things that can be…"
"I agree with Linda, euphemisms make diologue more colorful but you need to make sure you are being clear. I think it is very common for people to not easily grasp the same meaning or understanding of a phrase. "
"I do get a lot of disappointed candidates but not very many angry ones. I am honest (within reason) if a candidate is not seen as desirable by a client. Sometimes when a client falls off the face of the earth, goes dead, drops the ball…"
"I would not urge people to leave off the hobbies and outside interests unless they are hobbies that create prejudice. For instance sometimes church or religious involvement is a source of bias. I personally would leave off being a member…"
"Some recruiters have very short-lived tenures. The recruiter might not even be there anymore. If this is truly a great candidate he should be able to find he next position . If he is truly interested in this position at…"
"I have been recruiting for over 15 years and the tools we use and how we use them have indeed changed. For one we really did not have the internet as fleshed out as it is now when I started. People are using the telephones differently…"
"Yes Tiffany it is tough.
But I do think a reputation can be dealt with. it might take longer than just changing a interviewing behavior.
In my last situation this guy used to work with a man who used to work with the client. The guy…"
"It's tough and you do have to err on the side of your client. Afterall, the client pays the bills.
There have been a few times I have been candid with the rejected candidate but I only did this when:
1. I felt that this candidate had a…"