We have all gotten off the phone with a candidate and said, “Wow, that conversation was awesome! I really hope he/she gets this position!” The candidate interviews, everything goes great, they get a job offer and you are over the moon for them. You call them up, “congratulations ____ would love to offer you the position!” which they reply, “Awesome! Yes, I am so excited and would love to accept this opportunity. Thank you so much for all of your help, I am definitely going to share your information with my friends!”
Well… that is what happens in my dreams at least.
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In real life, I have been ghosted three times in the last two weeks (I know someone out there can one-up me). It’s easy to get upset and angry with the candidate. It’s easy to think, “Why can’t they send me an email, even, just saying they aren’t interested any more, found a different opportunity or something came up.” However, after my anger-subsided, I decided to ask myself, “What did I NOT ask my candidate in the pre-screen that could have prevented this situation?” After all, the best recruiters are able to develop a trust with their candidates, and if someone does not trust me enough to answer my phone call or reply to an email, I am at fault somewhere. Looking back, I realised:
I love the work I get to do every day and the individuals that I get to connect with on a daily basis. As a healthcare recruiter, I am dedicated to presenting candidates with opportunities that they enjoy and are excited about as well as providing clients with dedicated and driven employees.
I am passionate about health care and the role that individuals in the medical field play in the success of our health systems and I am proud to help contribute to that success. I also believe in continuous learning and I am always looking out for opportunities to further my knowledge of the healthcare field to ensure that I am able to do my best for all my clients, co-workers, employees, and candidates.