I have never been on a blind date before (I’m suddenly craving one now) but from movies and tv shows, I pretty much know how it goes.
You find someone on the internet, or get hooked up through a mutual friend,
You plan a date or meetup, and when the day comes, you “fingers-crossed” your way to the meeting point, hoping that this person is all you’ve imagined and more.
To make a good first impression, you smile (but not too much of course), trying to be warm and friendly, paying attention to what your date has to say.
(and also, secretly looking forward to dropping your well-prepared lines like “asides from being sexy, what do you do for a living?”)
(Don’t say that please, or you will have that date alone)
Also, you don’t want to get all stiff and serious, so you don’t give off a strong weirdo/serial killer vibe.
If all goes well, you get a second date and yadda yadda yadda cringey love stuff.
The short story above can easily be retold by introducing the parties on the date as a recruiter and a candidate.
No candidate wants to come for an interview feeling like he/she does not belong there.
If your reception of the candidate at any stage of the interview process is off, the candidate will definitely have second thoughts about joining your organization.
Bring the human element back into your recruitment process by not focusing on the popular interview questions but focusing on getting to actually know who this candidate is.
And your chances of securing that second date (and hopeful eventual marriage) with that candidate will remain very high.
Job offers are rejected for many reasons, but tackling the things talked about in this series will reduce the chances of the candidate breaking your achy breaky heart.
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