Friday, November 21, 2014

Attn: Hiring people

 Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder, says today's job candidates don't go down easily when rejected for a position.

They take to social media, they tell their friends, they vent.

She went to some jilted jobseekers...and they said...

--It makes the company look totally pathetic not to get back to me...

--When companies don't get back to me, I take every opportunity to make their lack of consideration known...

--If you have time to read applications, you have time to set up an email template to reply...

--If you have a high turnover, this is probably why...

---Being rejected sucks, but never knowing is worse...

Do follow up with every candidate who applies, not just gets interviewed. At very least, call back the ones who come to your office.

Don't give people false hope. Don't say you will keep the resume on file--that doesn't happen.

Don't be nasty even if the interview was a disaster.

And do stay in touch with good candidates who were not hired. You never know...

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