Taking Talent Old School: How to Create a Positive Candidate Experience


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We constantly hear stories about bad experiences candidates have in our recruiting processes – and not just about the lack of personalization in the pipelining process. I have my own war chest of stories and a few as a candidate, not as the recruiter.

 A couple of year back I personally sent out over 600 resumes in a 10-month period while exploring a change in employment. For the metrics freaks out there I received back 62 personal (or HRIS system) responses and 38 “you are qualified but we are passing on you” emails. I also received 12 emails and 7 phone calls that converted to 3 interviews. During that same time, I had 3 organizations interview me because of referrals. I also had 4…


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