The Ten “Apply Now” Commandments

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We’re all feeling the same thing here… candidates are different today than they were yesterday. We need to interact with them differently. We need to recognize that they are in power, moreover, we need to meet them where they are. We need new commandments. Here’s my take…

  • I am the Candidate. Recruiters, sourcers, hiring managers, HR and executives, treat me with kindness and respect.
  • Thou shall not derail the candidate in their journey.
  • Thou shall not thwart the candidate’s desires to find the perfect match.
  • Thou shall not cloud cultural transparency for candidates.
  • Thou shall not spin reputation.
  • Thou shall not be dishonest with candidates at any time.
  • Thou shall not be disrespectful of any candidate.
  • Thou shall not manage waste candidates expectations.
  • Thou shall not communicate with candidates erratically.
  • Thou shall not love passive candidates more than active candidates.
  • Thou shall not think of candidates as numbers or metrics.

Turns out, we can learn something from The Bible after all. Who knew? That said, please challenge the aforementioned and add ones that you feel need to be added, etc. Thanks.

William Tincup

William is the President of RecruitingDaily. At the intersection of HR and technology, he’s a writer, speaker, advisor, consultant, investor, storyteller & teacher. He’s written over 200 HR articles, spoken at over 150 HR & recruiting conferences and he’s conducted over 1000 HR podcasts. William prides himself on being easy to find on The Internet, Google him and connect with him via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Not up to speed in the social media game? Reach out via email.

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William is a graduate of the University of Alabama of Birmingham with a BA in Art History. He also earned an MA in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.