10 Mistakes Recruiters Make: #9 Not asking for referrals.

Brandy Ford

 

By: Brandy Ford, Senior Recruiter and Consultant

In my last post I discussed the mistake recruiters make in failing to understand your client’s culture and what personality type they’re looking for. Today I’m going to discuss another mistake recruiters make, which is:

Common Mistake #9: Failing to ask for referrals.

Recruiters are awful, terrible, horrible people that call you while you’re working and offer you an opportunity for another job you just don’t care about. Sure, it may be more money, the boss isn’t a micromanager like your current boss, and the location is closer to your home, but no – you’re at work, and you have a job. Darn pesky recruiter. So, the recruiter hangs up when you say “I’m not interested”. This is a horrible mistake. They should have Read more 10 Mistakes Recruiters Make: #9 Not asking for referrals.

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

Brandy Ford

 

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: #1 Failing to develop candidate relationships

Candidate relationships

By: Brandy Ford, Senior Recruiter and Consultant

If you’re a job seeker, take note. I’m going to let you on the “inside” of how great recruiters think and work to find you a job. If you are a recruiter, it’s time to step up your game. In this series I’ll be discussing the top 10 mistakes most recruiters make on a daily basis, and how to stop this cycle to ensure maximum Read more Top 10 Mistakes Recruiters Make: #1 Failing to develop candidate relationships