After your phone interview with a recruiter, he tells you that you are great. They want you to meet with the manager the next day. You say “yes” enthusiastically. And then you’re ghosted.
This happens a lot, but I’ll give you a tip so you can (hopefully) avoid being ghosted by a recruiter after your next job interview…
Ask them 2 key questions
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This won’t work every time, but you have nothing to lose with this strategy.
The next time you find yourself in this situation, say:
“Yes, I can definitely meet with the manager tomorrow. But I have two quick questions for you. How many phone screens do you have left to do today? And out of all your candidates, how many slots are there Will he have a meeting tomorrow with the manager?”
This will help you understand their process. This will help manage your expectations better when you hear they’re doing 20 phone screens and only three people have an appointment with the manager tomorrow. This will also remind the recruiter that you understand the process, because when they explain the hiring process to you, this will stick in their mind.
Then, no matter how they answer those two questions above, you’re going to follow up with…
“Great, I totally understand. I know not everyone will get a place tomorrow, but is there anything else I can offer you to increase the chances of getting a place? Because I “I’d really like to have a chance at this job.”
Or something to that effect.
What this will do is, again, give them a chance to tell you everything you need, but remind them that you really want this job, that you understand the hiring process and that you are very respectful about it.
This is the most important part though: it will also give you peace of mind because you will at least understand the process and then you won’t feel ghosted.
So remember to ask the two questions above after the next screen on your phone so you don’t get ghosted during the interview process. Good luck and go get them!
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