Telling the Truth

I just read a post from a recruiter about this subject and it’s worth repeating: Human Resource departments and recruiters need to tell job-seekers the truth. About their standing and their chances at any given job. We live and work in a nice town. A really nice, civilized, put your blinker on before you change lanes kind of place.

And the problem with that, at times, is that hiring managers won’t always tell you the harsh truth. Kathryn, our senior recruiter, has dubbed it killing them with encouragement. Too often we hear “I had an interview with _______ and they said they would get back to me. But I haven’t been able to get anyone on the phone in the (gasp) months since.” Yes, we’re all sitting amid stacks or bits/bytes of resumes, but we need to do a better job of responding to people who are interested in employment with our companies.

We pledge to provide feedback as soon as we get it — the waiting is no fun — and to offer advice, when asked, about any part of the job hunting process.

One Response to Telling the Truth

  1. Alex Greenwood

    As Tom Petty said “The Waiting is the Hardest Part.” It’s so important–especially these days–for job aspirants to get clear, direct communication from potential employers. People need to focus their energies on positions they actually have a shot at getting–and it’s really not doing anyone any favors if HR is too “nice” to break the bad news. Great post, Landa!

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