Recruitment and dating both come with their challenges. One of the things people dislike is when they don’t hear back, consultant (or for analogy purposes), a potential date. I often talk about the similarities between recruitment and dating with my team and wanted to share my thoughts regarding this matter from a different angle.
Recruitment is a lot like dating. If you connect with someone and they’re interested, they’ll most likely call and you won’t have to chase them. From time to time you can call, arrange a meeting, check in and that’s all ok. Problem is when you call them everyday, expecting an answer. In the dating world, this is not cool and most likely not get the answer you’re looking for.
If you don’t get a call, then assume you just weren’t right, or maybe the timing wasn’t right. Either way, they have your number and they didn’t call. So, don’t worry, your perfect role/date is out there! When the candidate is right, things can move fast, agencies get back to you and progress to the next level.
As a candidate, I remember questioning why the consultant didn’t get back to me or at least give me an update. At times, the clients do not give an update to the recruiters because the volume of roles they are working on, are so vast. They can only get back to us on the people they want to consider. Imagine how many roles and candidates each person is working on? It’s a lot and sometimes it’s impossible to contact everyone. My own view changed once I started working on the other side of the desk.
At Searchie & Searchie we build relationships and we want our candidates to be just as happy as our clients. So, when we have a role we work closely as a team to ensure that we deliver and work collaboratively to submit the ideal candidates. Our consultants also highlight you as a potential candidate to the entire team in order to identify opportunities and if someone has something relevant they will call you. Your Mr/Mrs Right (role) is out there, just be patient!