The Tribulations of an In-House Recruiter

Last week, I had misplaced my mojo for some reason, so obviously this week I'm crazy busy. 

It's not Halloween themed, but it's a bit of fun, and let's face it, most of the planet can do with a bit of fun these days!

When you spent 20 minutes screening an amazing candidate and they tell you they are at last stage with another company…


When a candidate calls about a job: “well, the job description said I could call if I wanted a chat…” and silence…


When a candidate tells you: “oh I’ll definitely find out more about your company for the REAL interview”


When you catch a candidate lying 4 times in a 20 minutes chat.                                                        

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When you’re setting the candidate up in the interview room and they fart and you have to leave the door open while you go get the Hiring Manager…


When you try to call your new starter with their 1st day details and they’ve gone off the grid 3 days before their start date.

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When you have to tell the Hiring Manager that the candidate they loved on paper is a no-show for their interview.


When you talk to a candidate with 18 months experience who’s asking for a 45K base.


When a candidate emails you on LinkedIn to tell you they’ve tried to add you on Facebook, but maybe you want to keep this relationship professional.


When you have to hide on your daily morning commute because you always run into that candidate who didn’t get the job but still desperately wants to work for your company.


When your candidate tells you you’re a beautiful lady with a beautiful Greek name.