Have you ever had a candidate that you thought was a slam dunk. There was no way this candidate was not going to get the job. Then the phone rings and the client says they have chosen another candidate. Huh? What just happened? How did this Happen? This is not a time to get mad – use it to get better.
Look back into the 30 steps in the placement process. Did you skip a step? Most of the time, when a placement doesn’t happen you can trace it back to something that you, the Recruiter, missed or skipped.
Look back and think. How was your presentation? Was it complete or did you just send a weak description because you were sure you had it in the bag? Did you receive the up-front contract with the client company? What about your interview briefing and debriefing? Were you pre-closing? What could you have done better as a recruiter?
In this business we hear a lot of No’s. You can not get too upset when you hear a No – you have to strive to better your craft and reduce the percentages of No’s that you hear.