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 your candidates, and assist your candidates in bettering themselves for the next job interview – even if it isn’t with your clients. And let’s face it, if you had gotten to know your clients and candidates well enough, then you would have already created a near-perfect match before the interview process even began.

Check back next week for Common Mistake #8: Failing to get a good understanding of your client’s culture and what type of personality they’re looking for.

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