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When “Playing Nice” Backfires: How to Lose Credibility While Trying to Accommodate Your Hiring Managers


Recently one of the recruiters I’ve been coaching shared a challenge she had with some of her hiring managers. She admitted she had probably created the situation when she started working with a new group of hiring managers, prompted by wanting them to be like her. So in those first few weeks, she gave them special attention, often neglecting other hiring managers so she could spend more time on the reqs for the new group, let the new hiring …

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OMG The HM Wants to See More & More!

source: CC BY-NC-ND by Kalexanderson

picture source:.flickr.com/people/kalexanderson We’ve all had this happen: just when we thought there would probably be an offer made to one of your great candidates, the HM tells you they want to see more candidates. Even though the ones you’ve sent so far meet the requirements, they ask “Got any more resumes?” …

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Questions You’ll Be Glad You Asked


NOTE: Ask these even if you think you know the answers (and you probably do) because you need to know what the hiring manager is really thinking. What makes this a great career opportunity? What is happening in the company overall, this portion of the company, etc., that would be …

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Take A Different Route To Get Your HMs to Change

As recruiters, we can provide an incredible service to our hiring managers by helping them understand how to do their best hiring possible. But if you’re finding that your traditional methods aren’t working, here is a more covert way to share critical information. Sharing some of this information about Elon …

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The Ideal Time for You to Write Job Postings

  You probably know by now I feel strongly that using job descriptions for your postings is the best way to prolong a search, often to the pain point where we’re soooo tired of working on it! Job descriptions simply do not convey enough of the good stuff to excite and …

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