Your last impression is as important as your first
Reason 3784 why recruiter feedback is garbage: lack of preparation.
This isn’t a dunk. It’s a teaching moment. Recruiters (like all humans) get buried in their work. Task to task. Sprinting through the day. Autopilot is real.
👉The last impression is as important as the first.
Telling people they’re not getting a job coupled with inaccurate feedback rubs people the wrong way. Duh.
Like not understanding the hiring manager’s reasoning but communicating it anyway. Or *gasp* confusing candidates with each other when you’re working at capacity.
Yes. These things happen. They blow up reputation and relationships.
Before every rejection call:
👉Have the applicant’s full resume and LinkedIn profile in front of you. Make sure you know exactly who you’re talking to.
👉Review the interview rejection notes. Make sure you understand it well enough to explain it in your own words.
👉If you don’t understand it, ask the hiring manager to explain it to you.
If a candidate gets deep in the process, they’ve put a lot of work in researching you. Make sure you do the same.