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Are your candidates not getting past first base?

Are your candidates not getting past first base?

Here are five things you can do to help them.

1. Give everyone interview tips and advice no matter the level of candidate. If you are satisfied that they are worth presenting for the role, then remember they are metaphorically wearing your name badge in the interview room. It wouldn’t be the first time a client has made an offer to the (wrong) candidate who has shone best at interview regardless if there are better candidates on paper. Give them tips, advice and where needed interview training.

2. Test them for dates, achievements, academics, qualifications and job descriptions. When a candidate can’t say what percentage they increased sales by, or what amount they reduced attrition by or how long they worked at their last but one employer, they have probably blown it. Test, test and test again.

3. Help their confidence. If they have stumbled through their last three interviews unsuccessfully self-doubt will creep in. If they haven’t had an interview for two or three years they will be nervous. Everyone suffers from stage fright at some point in their lives. You don’t want it to be in front of your client. Make them feel good about themselves, safe in the knowledge that they are right for the job and that their skills and background are what the client needs.

4. Manners cost nothing. Help them polish up theirs as needed. There is an etiquette to behaviour in the interview room. It starts with the minute they enter the car park of their potential future employer and doesn’t finish until they have got home and emailed a thank you to the interviewer for seeing them.

5. Be their marketing manager. Getting a job is about you and the candidate working as a tag team. Have each others back and make sure you do all you can to present them and represent them in the best accurate light.

More information on how to get the optimum outcome during the recruitment process is available online via www.kudos.training Take five minutes to find out more. You owe it to yourself and your candidates that much at least.