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


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 banging out call after call to strangers. If you’re worthy of the title “recruiter” you know that the follow up is what keeps you in the game, and keeps your candidates and clients returning. It’s your ROI on the line – so take it seriously.

Check back next week for Common Mistake #5: Failing to pick up the phone to have a real conversation.

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