Recruiters are often considered as the dark side of the process. It’s true that there are times when we do well and other times when we do not.
One aspect that is fundamental to our role is giving feedback. There is a lot of discussion around feedback and the importance to give and receive it. Feedback should not only be the conclusion of the recruiting process; giving feedback is a dynamic and constant exercise during the whole recruiting process.
One of the secrets of being a good recruiter is following your candidates during the recruiting process. The feedback can be related to the format of the candidate’s resume, the way of presenting or the needed preparation for the interviews. Being a recruiter means being a point of contact, from the beginning to the end of a recruiting process and give constant feedback. If feedback is a real gift, it has to help the growth and career development also for the candidates in a selection process. Even the ones that won’t be hired.