Fast Track Recruitment

Ghosting on steroids


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”...


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


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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