In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discourages you from stringing job applicants along.

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Hi, it's Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter and I hunted down leaders and staff for organizations for more than 40 years. Let's talk today about some of the mistakes that hiring managers make when trying to hire people and what the impact is. Here's the mistake I want to focus on today and that is stringing people along.
What's stringing people along?
You're not going to hire them but you can't just cut bait. You just can't release them from the search process so you keep looking for someone better. And you know, you're not going to hire them but you kind of string them along for weeks on end under the off chance that maybe, just maybe ,they're gonna be the one that's chosen.
But it doesn't work that way.. You don't choose them. you wind up choosing other people. They become like the worn-out shoe in your closet, the one that you never wear, but it gives you a sense of security that at least you've got them. Well, you never wear those shoes anyway, and you're not going to hire this person.
So, why are you stringing them along? Cut bait cut them off. Let them know that you're not going to be choosing them. Let them know the reasons why .Now, if we're not quitesure about the reasons why, invite them back in and talk with them again. Maybe you're wrong. I know no one ever tells you that but maybe you're wrong.
Maybe that "red flag" that you had or that uncomfortable feeling that you had about them is just bogus and a reflection of that particular day. Regardless, make decisions because, in these days of social media and networking, I'm telling you people are sharing information with one another about how they are being treated during the job search.
Don't believe me? Go to sites like Glassdoor ,Vault,go to Facebook you'.'llbe shocked at what you find'll people writing about firms all over the world. The reality is that that person that you're stringing along may be qualify . . . But there's just something about them that makes you uncomfortable to bring them on board. That's okay. If you take the time to investigate what that is by giving them a second chance .If you're just going to string them along forever, again, you're not going to hire them, you're hurting them and you run the risk of hurting yourself or your firm's reputation within the marketplace by conducting yourself like an amateur.
So, this is Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I hope you found this video helpful. If you did and you're watching on YouTube share it ,leave a comment,click the like button . . . Do something that lets people know that was worthwhile. I also want to encourage you to come over to
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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

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