I don’t know what it is with some people, they just can’t say the word. This is applicable to many different things, but of course I’m talking about recruiters.
There’s not a day that goes by when a not so good candidate, who may or may not be a ‘known individual’, calls me up to talk about her skill set, of course I like to be nice, spend time with them and help them out where possible – then break it to them, that in comparison to the others I’ve spoken to, you’re just not as strong. Far more real.
It’s bad on our industry when I hear that other recruiters have told them that they have to “shuffle through the applicants and get back to them, end of / next week” it’s BS guys – the market is supposed to be tough right now, if they can’t help you out today OR show signs of helping you today – they’re telling you NO. Ask them why they’re saying no..?!
See I just wish more people could say NO – I wish more people could cut the BS and be upfront – I also wish that more so called ‘consultants’ would consult – add value, I mean we speak to that many people in our chosen fields all day, we should know a thing or two – don’t just be nice to those that can help you today and stuff the rest that could or could not be able to collaborate with you tomorrow.
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