5 Things Recruiters Hate About Job Seekers

By Rich DeMatteo

A little bit of tough love for your Monday.  While this may come across as harsh, please do remember that the key word is love.  I love you, I really love you.

Let’s jump into it, shall we?

1. The Run Around: It’s their job to call or email and it’s your job to pick up or get back to them quickly.

Don’t make them wait.

There are no games in your job search.  Don’t wait two days to get back to them.  They’ve moved on by then.  Your old news.  You’re like an expired coupon to them.  Don’t make them wait.  There’s someone more urgent out there starting a fire in their pants, while you’re busy making excuses.

2. Lack of Excitement: What do you really want to do?  If you don’t sound convinced that you want the job we have open, then we aren’t convinced you’re for us. Get excited.  Get mothaaaaafuhhhkin excited.

3. Missing Interviews: I believe Marshall Mathers said it best, “This opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo”.  If you miss the first interview, the recruiter looks like dog shit.  They may give you another interview out of kindness if you have a stellar excuse, but you won’t be their favorite person in the world, yo.

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