Using Bad News to Create a Recruiter-Candidate Bond

February 7, 2017

Sometimes good candidates don’t land the jobs they’re qualified for. As a recruiter, you know it happens for all kinds of reasons, from mismatched cultural expectations to hiring managers who feel threatened by a candidate’s superior credentials. Whatever the reason, it’s inevitably the recruiter’s job to deliver the bad news, which is uncomfortable even in the best of cases. In addition, there’s more pressure around the conversation than simply gathering the will to say: “They’re making an offer to somebody else.” ...