When it comes to candidate preparation, there seems to be two major schools of thought. On one side, there is the school of recruiters who believe strongly in the benefits of preparing candidates before send outs. These staffing professionals believe it's their responsibility to provide a good candidate prep to help close hiring gaps and assist hiring managers with weak interview skills. On the other hand, other recruiters feel coaching their candidates before an interview interferes with the integrity of the interview. These recruiters feel their highest obligation is to not interfere and let both candidates and clients be their natural selves. They fear prepping results in a candidate who appears rehearsed and that it prevents their client from getting a "true" picture of their candidate's abilities. They also point out that many candidates are using more than one agency, as such prepping is a time consuming task that may not yield returns.
What do you think?