Top 10 Mistakes Recruiters Make: #7 Failing to get candidate feedback.

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By: Brandy Ford, Senior Recruiter and Consultant

In last week’s post I discussed the mistake some recruiters make in failing to prep candidates for interviews. This week I’d like to talk about another way recruiters can drop the ball, by failing to get candidate feedback.

Common Mistake #7: Failing to get candidate feedback from your clients.

This is just downright unfair. The reason your client gives you as to why they didn’t pick your candidate might be a real easy one like- “they didn’t have the skills we were looking for.” But as a recruiter, it’s your job to take care of Read more Top 10 Mistakes Recruiters Make: #7 Failing to get candidate feedback.

Top 10 Mistakes Recruiters Make: #6 Failing to prep candidates for interviews.

Brandy Ford

 

By: Brandy Ford, Senior Recruiter and Consultant

In last week’s post I discussed the mistake some recruiters make in not picking up the phone to have a real conversation. This week I’d like to talk about another way recruiters can drop the ball, by failing to prep a candidate for an interview.

Common Mistake #6: Failing to prep your candidates for interviews.

If you don’t know for a fact that your client wants to see your candidates in suits for an interview, then you don’t know your client very well. And if you don’t know your client very well, then how are you going to Read more Top 10 Mistakes Recruiters Make: #6 Failing to prep candidates for interviews.

Top 10 Mistakes Recruiters Make: #5 Not having a real conversation.

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By Brandy Ford, Senior Recruiter and Consultant

In my last post I discussed the mistake recruiters make by not following up with candidates who didn’t make the cut. In this week’s post I’m discussing another big mistake recruiters make – not picking up the phone to have a real conversation.

Common Mistake #5: Failing to pick up the phone to have a real conversation.

Having a real phone conversation is a must. In fact, if the candidate lives in the same town as you, you better schedule a  face-to-face meeting. If a candidate doesn’t want to meet with you, Read more Top 10 Mistakes Recruiters Make: #5 Not having a real conversation.

Top 10 Mistakes Recruiters Make: #4 Failing to follow up with candidates who didn’t make the cut.

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By Brandy Ford, Senior Recruiter and Consultant

In my last post I discussed the mistake recruiters make in not asking the hard questions. In this week’s post I’m discussing another big mistake recruiters make – Failing to follow up. Also known as dropping the ball.

Common Mistake #4: Failing to follow up with candidates who didn’t make the cut.

This is one of my biggest pet peeves. Recruiters who don’t call candidates to let them know that their resumes were passed on by hiring managers are not recruiters at all in my opinion. This is a task that is far more important than Read more Top 10 Mistakes Recruiters Make: #4 Failing to follow up with candidates who didn’t make the cut.

Top 10 Mistakes Recruiters Make: #3 Failing to ask the hard questions.

Brandy Ford

By Brandy Ford, Senior Recruiter and Consultant

In my last post I discussed the mistake recruiters make in not checking references. In this week’s post I’m discussing another big mistake recruiters make when interviewing candidates – not asking the hard questions.

Common Mistake #3: Failing to ask the hard questions.

Asking a candidate to commit to you on something isn’t easy to do. Most recruiters don’t want to scare a candidate off. Bottom line, you need to ask the hard questions like “Why are you Read more Top 10 Mistakes Recruiters Make: #3 Failing to ask the hard questions.