In a recruiter/candidate relationship, mutual respect is key. Too often in the hiring process, recruiters treat candidates as a commodity and candidates treat recruiters as if they’re a dime a dozen. We must remember that we are dealing with people – not things – and treat each other accordingly.
One of the most frustrating things for both sides in the recruiting process is the “disappearing act”: candidates appearing interested, but then vanishing at the offer stage; or a recruiter who submits a candidate to the job, and then never gives feedback.
Below is an excerpt from a post I made to the Adecco Staffing, USA LinkedIn Group in February that illustrates both my perspective as a recruiter, and Christopher Knepper’s perspective as an engineering candidate. The original post shows input from multiple recruiters and candidates and gives valid insight to how we can improve the recruiting process.
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