OK I got some really good ideas from my last blog that I will give you my dilemma of the day. I have a search going on for a very prestigious law firm. They are looking for a very specific type of IP Attorney. This candidate has to have an Advanced degree, great grades, good undergrad school as well as law school, plus work in either the pharmaceutical or biotechnology fields. Lo, and behold I found such a candidate. I presented the candidate on April 17th and was told please send in the resume. I sent the resume with the subject line reading candidate for Boston. A few days go by and nothing so I call the recruiting coordinator and she says I did not get it. I resend and she says got it. Another few days goes by and still nothing so I call again and she begins to tell that there is only 1 partner and he has been slammed with resumes so it is taking a little longer. I say OK I understand and than she asks me for the candidates name and I give it to her at which point she exclaims oh he is for boston and that is a completely different partner I will make sure that he gets it. It has now been another 4 days and still nothing. These types of candidates do not grow on trees. So you ask what is my dilemma...I would like to call the Partner directly and ask him if he has had a chance to look at the resume? Of course I would say that I know how busy the recruiting coordinator is and that I wanted to make sure that the firm did not miss out on such an outstanding candidate that I wanted to speak to him directly. He may be nice to me but will for sure call the recruiting coordinator to ask what is going on which could make her really angry. My question is do I do it or just sit around wait and possible lose the candidate as he is getting a little tired of waiting and to be honest so am I.