Job hunting is hell. When you search for a new perfect person to fill a vacancy, remember that your candidates go through hell to find a new job. Who should be grateful that they are willing to do it?
Yes, as a hiring manager, you should be grateful that any candidate is willing to go through the job search nightmare to find a job.
This is why two recent posts on LinkedIn prompted me to write this little rant.
“I just wanted to come on here and remind everyone on the importance of thank you notes. When I was on the job search myself, I would leave every interview and immediately start crafting a thank you note as soon as possible. I always made sure I sent one, regardless how good I thought it went/ how interested I was in the position. And now as a Recruiter, I know a thank you note can make or break a hire. To the younger generation and recent grads who are entering the workforce and conducting most of their interviews on phone/video, PLEASE SEND THANK YOU NOTES. We can’t lose touch for showing gratitude to a busy person taking time out of their day to meet with you!”
Let’s break down why this is not the attitude you should have toward your candidates. Here are three glaring problems with Costa’s post.
To keep reading, click here: Your Job Candidates Don’t Owe You Thank You Notes