What Does It Mean When A Recruiter Asks If I Am Close to Anything? | JobSearchTV.com

What does it mean when a recruiter follows up after an interview with the hiring manager, asking me how the interview went, and wanting me to let them know about any deadlines that I have? Does this mean I will get an offer?

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I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm a coach who helps people in a variety of different ways. professionally. it can be involved with your job search, hiring more effectively, managing and leading, executive coaching, career development, a whole host of different things.
Someone . . . here's the question. "What does it mean when a recruiter follows up after an interview with hiring manager asking me how the interview went and wanting me to let them know about any deadlines. I have. Does this mean I'm going to get an offer?"
No, it doesn't mean that you're going to get an offer. What they're looking for is to hear if there are any issues that surfaced in the course of the interview that might cause you not to get an offer, or things that you might have said or been told, I should say, by the hiring manager, that signals that they're going to be issuing an offer to you. It doesn't necessarily mean one or the other. They are looking for what's nicknamed a debrief from you.
Who did you meet with? What happened? What did they ask you about? The question of "what did they ask you about," is more about if you are not going to get the offer, can they prepare the next person better so they get the offer. Everything is to elicit information from you so that they're prepared for the conversation with the hiring manager to know whether or not you are getting an offer, or whether they have to deliver more people.
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JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter
JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1900 episodes, and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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  1. Maurice Levie

    In any recruiting situation I have found myself in, the recruiter always wants hand in any interaction.

    Never rely on just one recruiter, one client, one job req.

    Recruiters want their bonus, and commissions – the more they interact with you, the closer you are to landing something profitable for them. Never call or text them, message them through Linkedin after you connect. If they ghost you on LinkedIn, you know where you stand

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