John Whitaker lists 3 (More) Reasons Recruiters Get A Bad Name

John Whitaker John Whitaker, Worldwide FOT

Recruiter inside voice: “You hear those papers shuffling in the background? That’s me frantically trying to find your resume, but in the mean time I’m going to seamlessly small talk until I remember who the hell you are.

Candidate inside voice: “Seriously? You called me yesterday, jack-wagon.

If you’re part of #FOTNation, chances are North of 100% that you have:

  • Conducted a candidate search
  • Been on the receiving end of a candidate search
  • Both

Hopefully, your answer is “both.” There is no better training for a recruiter than to have been recruited at some point. Most of us have heard the complaints about “no call backs,” “no feedback,” or even a lack of understanding of the very position for which you are sourcing. But if you haven’t been on the other end of the phone for a while, you may have also forgotten some of the insensitive things we do when sourcing candidates.

Read the whole post over at HRHardball (an FOT contributor blog).