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 the best fit for this job opportunity?” or  “ What is it about your career direction you wish you could do over?”  There are hundreds of great questions that can be hard to ask, especially when you feel you have covered everything else. Why bother? Because simply put – the more you ask the hard questions, the more you learn.

Check back next week for Common Mistake #4: Failing to follow up with candidates who didn’t make the cut.

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