Recruiters have one job: Find the right person for the position.
Their performance is evaluated on how efficiently and effectively they match top talent to job requirements.
Ironically, in the current economy, recruiters are finding their jobs harder than ever.
There’s too much talent for them to weed through. What used to be “finding a needle in a haystack” has now become “finding a needle in ten haystacks.”
As a result, recruiters have to determine a candidate’s marketability much quicker.
Translation: Candidates must pay even more attention to the power of the first impression factor.
So, if you aren’t getting called back by a recruiter after either an in-person meeting or talking by phone, there’s a good chance, in addition to the fact you didn’t have the right skills, you also might have displayed one or more traits on the “I can’t market them,” list.
Now, most recruiters won’t tell you what you did wrong.
For one reason, they aren’t paid to give you the bad news.
Second, they don’t want to burn a bridge.
And third, as I mentioned, they just don’t have the time.
And yet, how are you going to fix the problem if you don’t know it exists?
I’ve put together 7 of the most common "crappy" reasons why a recruiter writes a candidate off. You may not like what you read, but the good news is with a little attention and practice, all of them can be improved upon.
So, ask yourself, “Am I guilty of the following?”
1 - Your interview attire is outdated, messy, too tight, too revealing, or too flashy.
2 - Your physical appearance is disheveled, outdated, sloppy, smelly, or overpowering (i.e. too much perfume).
3 - Your handshake is limp, too forceful, or clammy.
4 - You say "ah," "um," or "like" too much.
5 - You talk too fast, too slow, too loud, or too soft.
6 - You lack sincerity, self-confidence, clarity, or conviction.
7 - You talk too much, use poor grammar, say inappropriate things (i.e. swearing) when you answer interview questions.
OK, So how do you fix these crappy things you do?
Well, given 93% of communication is non-verbal, I can tell you many of the negatives above can be improved by focusing on one thing: attitude.
This comes from knowing your strengths and embracing them.
It also comes from doing your homework on a company so you can articulate clearly and with enthusiasm why you would be a great fit for the job.
I realize this is easier said than done, but it can be done.
And one last thing to NOT do id look like this ------>>
WHEN YOU SHOW UP FOR WORK.....
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