Is it me the one you want? Let me hear it.

Candidate: It sounds interesting, but I am not quite ready to make a move.
Recruiter: Oh, that´s too bad. Let me ask you something. Do you recall meeting someone from this firm last Friday at the conference?
Candidate: Oh yeah, what was his name...
Recruiter: Was his name Timothy Gray?
Candidate: Oh yeah, I think so, yeah... That´s the name.
Recruiter: Well, you know, his office is right across your building. He was very impressed by you. And you know what else, he is the hiring manager.
Candidate: Oh really?! That´s interesting. He seemed like a very nice guy. He is the hiring manager?
Recruiter: Yes, and he wants to meet you to talk about an opportunity with his team.
Candidate: That´s fantastic. What are the odds? It might be worth a meeting.
Recruiter: I know he is unavailable until Thursday, but Friday might work.
Candidate: Friday looks good in the morning, but if not, I can accommodate. I would like to talk to him.

Dear Recruiters, take your time to know your candidate and why he/she is the person you are looking for. Let them feel the love.

Dear Hiring Managers, show genuine interest in the qualities of your candidate and make the interview a personal meeting.

Dear Candidates, ask yourself before the interview, why is this meeting important to my career? Show the interviewer you have asked yourself this question and that you have a good reason to be there with them.


P.S. Dear Husband, think about why you married me and no one else. Show the wife you would marry her all over again for endless reasons. :)

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Comment by Claudia Faust on March 11, 2009 at 10:13am
Catia, well said! It's human nature: there is simply something irresistable about someone who finds you irresistable, isn't there? Unless of course we cross over into the realm of stalking, which happens sometimes in recruiting too...


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