As recruiters, we often walk a fine line between full disclosure and holding our cards close to the vest.
For example, there are some things you SHOULD discuss with your candidates when presenting a job opportunity. These include:
On the other hand, there are some things you SHOULD NOT discuss with the candidate, such as:
How Does that Make You FEEL?
Regarding my personal feelings, I've never considered them relevant to my role as a recruiter. True, it's nice to feel warm and fuzzy about a client. But if I can't relate to a manager's style or personality, that's MY problem—it doesn't mean the candidate won't benefit professionally from working for the person or joining the company.
And if the manager's a real jerk and it negatively affects our working relationship, I'll simply take a pass on the job order—while taking care not to burden my candidates with baggage that's none of their business.
- Bill Radin
Bill Radin is a top-producing recruiter whose innovative books, tapes and training seminars have helped thousands of recruiting professionals and search consultants achieve peak performance and career satisfaction. Bill’s extensive experience makes him an ideal source of techniques, methods and ideas for rookies who want to master the fundamentals—or veterans ready to jump to a higher level of success.