Unsuccessful Candidates are Important Too!
Being unsuccessful following an interview is an inevitable part of all job searches. While it isn’t the best feeling in the world, most people will graciously accept the fact that they aren’t going to be the best fit for every role they apply for.
When looking into candidate interview experience, research has shown that all candidates are really looking for is to feel valued, and to get honest feedback on the reasons behind them being unsuccessful.
This seems reasonable, but unfortunately it’s all too common for candidates to receive no useful feedback, or sometimes no feedback at all!
It is really important as recruiters that we receive valuable feedback from our clients, so that we can feed this back to our candidates in a constructive manner and continue to help them with their job search. Here’s how you, as a client, can help us with this following interview:
Top Tips for Giving Quality Feedback:
-Give feedback as quickly as possible after a decision has been made – it’s unfair to keep a candidate hanging
-Start by praising the candidate on what went well or what you liked about them
-Move on to explain why an offer won’t be made, avoiding being too negative or personal
-Be prepared for further questions – if a candidate needs anything clarifying it could really help them as they continue their job search
-And the most important thing of all —- Leave it amicably – they might be perfect for another role in the future or be able to refer friends or colleagues who are!
post by Hannah @ Boost Recruitment
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