Saturday, July 11, 2009

Recruiters worst fear - back out!

Continuing from my previous post I would like to dwell here on the subject of back out in a little more detail.

The pain of losing out on a deal a billing does not apply anymore now that I don't have to worry on targets but it still does leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

I still believe that one should always be transparent if not at least there is such a thing as courtesy and that one is obliged to his or her recruiter in explaining the circumstances under which he/she had to back out or turn down an offer. After all, Singapore is but just a small island and you never know whom you bump into around the corner street or at the food court.

A good and wise candidate typically will have at close contact a doctor whom he can trust for his general well-being, a mentor a guru that he can always go to for advice or seek wisdom on life and someone also said a good recruiter whom he can call up anytime to seek career advice/better opportunity or simply banter with like good friend.

To everyone job seekers out there or for that matter anyone aspiring for better career opportunities you will gain more if consciously you try and cultivate a good relationship with your recruiter by giving and or showing respect and regards. We recruiters thrives on such and don't be surprised your gesture might just be reciprocated with similar kinds or even deeds ;-)


Razlan said...

You are right. A wise candidate will have a doctor who knows his medical history, a life mentor for advices at every major turning points of his life, and a headhunter to deal with the career spirals. I have all three, and I am incredibly grateful for them.

Now, I would only add a personal trainer and a hairstylist to the list ;)

Greetings from HK, Joe. I am working here now :)

Joe Neitham said...

Hey Razlan,
Glad to hear from you mate! Was wondering where have you disappeared and there you are. I guess one may say a great loss for Singapore is a good gain for HK. I hope you will come back here soon - SG will miss your brain and of course your personality and bro you sure dont need the trainer ;-)

ICT said...

Very often, your cover letter will be the first thing that a recruiter looks at when he sits down to do that all-important first sift. It is your first opportunity to leave a lasting and favorable impression and as such it should work every bit as hard as your resume, if not more so, to convince him that you are the best match for the job. Remember, the employer is looking for a really outstanding candidate and if your cover letter is in any way sub-standard or does nothing to tempt him into reading your resume, then he will not waste any further time on your application.