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Why did they reject him the first time around?

As a recruiter what percentage of the time are you throwing candidates at jobs to see what sticks?




>> Why did they reject him the first time around?

Because most people do a really bad job at technical interviewing and selection - there's so much to say about why it would take a book to explain it all. BUT importantly - everyone thinks they do a great job at interviewing and selection.

>> As a recruiter what percentage of the time are you throwing candidates at jobs to see what sticks?

I'm not sure I understand the question. Is it saying "recruiters send any old person for a job in the random hope they might get it, how often do you do that?".

I don't do that.

I try to find the right person for the job, I look for people who are smart and get stuff done and I send people who I think are going to contribute something meaningful to a company. I use my technical expertise to try to understand the candidates level of technical experience, and I articulate the strengths and weaknesses of the candidate to the employer.


Thanks for answering. I guess I was asking what was it about this super candidate that they miss or got wrong?

I have been on the receiving end of a lot of bad recruiters. I have found that my needs were ignored and anyone who could fog a mirror was thrown my way has made me somewhat cynical of recruiters. If you are doing the right thing then this is fantastic. I wish people like you weren’t so rare.


In your opinion, do you think that the hiring manager rejected the applicant because that hiring manager thought the applicant was too good? As in, that the applicant was a possible threat in the company hierarchy to the hiring manager?

Asking because I've seen that one play out a fair few times.


>> In your opinion, do you think that the hiring manager rejected the applicant because that hiring manager thought the applicant was too good?

Not in this case, but I definitely think you are correct, that some people don't want to hire someone who might be smarter than them and therefore be a threat to their position in the hierarchy/sense of belonging/job security.




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