April 8, 2024

Recruiting Reality: Choosing the Best Path for you in the job search and in The Bachelor


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This past season of The Bachelor was unlike anything we’ve seen before. One of the final contestants made the unprecedented decision to remove herself when she realized she and The Bachelor weren’t the right match. Similarly, in the job hunt, it’s okay to step back if you recognize it’s not the right fit for you. Advancing to another round of interviews doesn’t obligate you to accept the offer! Tune in to this week’s episode as Shania and Liz delve deeper into this topic!

Episode Transcript

Hey everyone, welcome back to another week of Recruiting Reality, the show where we pair up hot topics in the entertainment industry with some helpful recruiting tips. And this week, we let you guys off a couple weeks after the Bachelor finale. We’re going to say some spoilers if you haven’t already heard it.

I mean, it’s all over social media. It’s everywhere. Yeah, I doubt you guys haven’t heard it yet, but we’re gonna be talking about the ending, the finale, Daisy, Kelsey, Joey and how that all went down, and we’re going to tie it into a really fun recruiting topic. But just to give you guys some background of what happened.

Essentially, Daisy and Kelsey, they were the final two at the end, and Daisy, who-

America loved both of them. That was the good part. Either way, it was going to be okay for America. Daisy came in and she was just so kind and at the very end realized like, I love Joey so much, but I know he’s not going to pick me.

And it was really hard for her to realize that, but she just kind of felt, kept seeing some little things in their conversation where she was like, he’s not my person and I don’t think I’m his, even though she loved him so much. And she gets to the end and she tells Joey, you know, I’m going to go ahead and leave.

And I want you to live a good life with Kelsey and him and Kelsey have this beautiful proposal and are currently living very happily together and it’s all great. And that’s hard for her. And she even said after the final rose, I’m not ready yet to find love, but she knew it was the right decision in the end.

But, a recruiting tie in actually works perfectly this week, and I’ll let Liz go ahead and take that on. So the tie in truly is, connected to don’t feel as a candidate that just because you make it to that final step and, or you get an offer that you have to say, yes. I think it’s one of those, the same way that Daisy kind of listened to her intuition, realized, I really love this person, I really like a lot about this person, but there are some things missing. And she pulled herself essentially. It is okay to get to the end of a process, to be in the middle of a process, or even the beginning after going through an interview and saying something didn’t quite fit there.

The energy was off. This isn’t where I envisioned my career going. It doesn’t match these perimeters that I have. I think we have to remember as candidates and as recruiters to allow yourself to advocate for what you want in the same way that Daisy did. So, I think kind of the moral of the story is if something’s not feeling like it is like a perfect connection, it’s okay to say, I’m going to pass on this opportunity, as a candidate.

Yeah, it’s better. And at the end of the day, I think it’s not necessarily the nicest term to say, but it also just doesn’t waste anyone’s time. It doesn’t waste your time. It doesn’t waste their time, with going through the rest of the interviews, with starting the role for 2 weeks and being like that issue I saw in the interview process, it’s very present within the first 2 weeks and then you quit and the whole process starts over again. So just, listen to your heart like Daisy. Look for the little things and don’t be afraid to say no to things that aren’t the best fit for you right now, because good things are coming and I can’t wait to see what’s next for Daisy. I know I’m excited!




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