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Ghosting on steroids

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Most of the time, companies (and agencies for that matter) get away with ghosting job applicants, but less so with job candidates.

I’ve made that distinction deliberately because a candidate and an applicant are two different things.

An applicant has responded to a job posting, whereas a candidate is someone who has been deemed to be a potential fit and has had at least an initial screening interview.

Most people who don’t hear back from a job application won’t remember…

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The “Nice to Haves”...

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On many job postings, straight after an often impossibly long ‘Required Experience’ list, you’ll often see another list of ‘Nice To Haves’.

What I think the ‘Nice To Have’ list does is put off potential candidates who met the criteria in the ‘Required Experience’ list but don’t have the ‘Nice to Haves’.

I can imagine some qualified people reading it and thinking, “So that’s what they’re really looking for. OK, I’m out”.

It’s almost like some companies are trying to do the 1st…

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The Road to Damascus

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If you’re a recruiter and you’ve ever invested time, money or both improving how you write, either through books or formal training, there comes a moment when you know for sure the effort has been worth it.

That moment comes the first time you get an email from a qualified candidate saying something along the lines of “I’m not really looking, but I saw your ad…”

That’s when you really know. That’s your Road to Damascus moment, if you ever really needed one.

Because if one…

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