Episode 42: Are Companies Ghosting You? Here’s Why
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Larry, Trip, and Anna address a common problem they’re seeing in the hiring world: Candidates getting ghosted on for no rhyme or reason. Companies and recruiters might not realize how stressful and damaging it is for a candidate to have “everything go well” and then radio silence. If you’ve been ghosted on in the past, here’s why this is happening, and your co-hosts offer advice on how you can empower yourself and prevent it from happening in the future.
Key Takeaways
Have you ever been ghosted?
Microsoft recently ghosted on a candidate. C’mon guys. You can do better.
Ghosting can be so nefarious because it could mean you didn’t get the job, it could mean you did. One of Anna’s friends got the job after a month of radio silence.
Candidates want specific feedback as to why they’re not a fit. However, the lawyers get involved and don’t want liability on their hands.
What makes a good recruiter or hiring manager?
Here’s how to get around the pesky system and the recruiter.
You need to get creative and talk to a human.
The worst thing that can happen to you is getting the job, and realizing you got scammed and the culture is toxic.
Interview past employees. Get the real scoop on what it’s like to work at a company.
Big companies are always looking for candidates, but the automatic system filters some of the best ones.
Finding the right candidate is exactly like the dating experience.
Companies are trying to be on their best behavior during the interview process, so if they’re behaving badly, that’s a bad sign. Don’t work there!
Pick your dumpster fire. No company is perfect.
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