What Does It Mean When A Recruiter Calls And Asks If You Are Available for Feedback? (VIDEO)


Here’s a question from someone that proves that recruiters can’t win.

Summary

"What does it mean when a recruiter asks if you are available for a call to give you feedback?" Boy! This is a tough question!

You know, recruiters just can't do it right. Here, they want to know if you're available for a phone call to give you feedback. Job hunters also agonize over the fact that they don't get phone calls to receive feedback! So, what does it mean? Hmmm. It means that they want to know if you're available for a call so that they can give you feedback, dummy! I'm being obnoxious about it because it's a stupid question. They just want to know; it doesn't mean anything good. It doesn't mean anything bad.

The one thing out of the literal words that you might add on to them is that this is a courteous organization, particularly if they are telling you if you have been rejected. How many people complain (and this is third-party, and corporate recruiters) that they never get feedback??? Everyone goes through this experience! Everyone goes through that hell of no word back.

I know third-party recruiters go through with their clients, eventually, they get tired of saying, "We haven't heard anything back yet. I will let you know when I hear." Then, we never hear anything! We interpret that as being, "No interest." You interpreter lack of calling as being rudeness.

Well, I'll tell you, here we have a situation where firm is trying to be courteous, good or bad. Good – – they obviously want to move on to the next step, whatever that is. Bad – – they're going to tell you, mano a mano, mano a femo, femo a mano, femo a femo, whatever it is, they are going to tell you what their clients decision is! Maybe you can elicit "why." Please don't argue. If they tell you why you might ask some follow-up questions. If you are talking to a recruiter, there were really no more than what they are prepared to tell you and, if they do, this is what they believe they are sanctioned to say or else they have aggravation or they give their hiring manager aggravation. If they do that, they get in trouble.

Think back during the interview if you get a rejection and see whether the your experience correlates with what you are being told if this is a rejection. If it isn't a rejection, hey! You're on to the next step! If this was your 1st interview, you are on the your 2nd interview. If this was the 2nd interview, you are on to the 3rd. It could be that they are ready to make an offer. At least you know what the decision is and what their feedback is.

"What does it mean when a recruiter asks if you are available for a call to give you feedback?" Boy! This is a tough question!

You know, recruiters just can't do it right. Here, they want to know if you're available for a phone call to give you feedback. Job hunters also agonize over the fact that they don't get phone calls to receive feedback! So, what does it mean? Hmmm. It means that they want to know if you're available for a call so that they can give you feedback, dummy! I'm being obnoxious about it because it's a stupid question. They just want to know; it doesn't mean anything good. It doesn't mean anything bad.

The one thing out of the literal words that you might add on to them is that this is a courteous organization, particularly if they are telling you if you have been rejected. How many people complain (and this is third-party, and corporate recruiters) that they never get feedback??? Everyone goes through this experience! Everyone goes through that hell of no word back.

I know third-party recruiters go through with their clients, eventually, they get tired of saying, "We haven't heard anything back yet. I will let you know when I hear." Then, we never hear anything! We interpret that as being, "No interest." You interpreter lack of calling as being rudeness.

Well, I'll tell you, here we have a situation where firm is trying to be courteous, good or bad. Good – – they obviously want to move on to the next step, whatever that is. Bad – – they're going to tell you, mano a mano, mano a femo, femo a mano, femo a femo, whatever it is, they are going to tell you what their clients decision is! Maybe you can elicit "why." Please don't argue. If they tell you why you might ask some follow-up questions. If you are talking to a recruiter, there were really no more than what they are prepared to tell you and, if they do, this is what they believe they are sanctioned to say or else they have aggravation or they give their hiring manager aggravation. If they do that, they get in trouble.

Think back during the interview if you get a rejection and see whether the your experience correlates with what you are being told if this is a rejection. If it isn't a rejection, hey! You're on to the next step! If this was your 1st interview, you are on the your 2nd interview. If this was the 2nd interview, you are on to the 3rd. It could be that they are ready to make an offer. At least you know what the decision is and what their feedback is.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and leadership coaching.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.

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I Haven’t Heard Back After My Interview (VIDEO)

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and leadership coaching.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.

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You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle for $.99 and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

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I Haven’t Heard Back After My Interview | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

Ep 707 Should I email the recruiter or my interviewer? What are some tips in order to hear back after I email either one of them?

Summary

The question is, "I haven't heard back from anyone after my interview. Should I email my recruiter or the interviewer? What are some tips I should know before I hear back from either 1 of them?"

Here is one observation-- I don't know you recently you did the interview. If you did it today and you haven't heard it by 4 o'clock it may just be too soon for them to get feedback. Also, I don't know what kind of recruiter this is. Are you talking about a corporate recruiter? Third-party recruiter? I'm going to try to address a lot of my contingencies with this answer but, in the meantime, let's work on this question..

I haven't heard back from anyone.. You obviously want to hear back. Here's the easiest way to hear back-- Knock their socks off. Blow everyone else out of the water. Impress the heck out of them so that they go, "Oh! We cannot let this person leave our offices. . We cannot let them leave our domicile without a job offer!

Obviously, this did not happen. So let's go on to the next scenario.

Sure I will email the recruiter or my interviewer? Let's start by looking at the recruiter. Corporate recruiter? Third-party recruiter? If you are introduced by a third-party recruiter, definitely contact them,,,, not the interviewer. If it is a corporate recruiter,, it depends on what the initial introduction was. If you are introduced by someone within the firm and the 1st interview that you did was with the hiring manager and then with the recruiter, go to the hiring manager 1st because you are introduced by someone to them..

If this was just, "I answered an ad. They called me and it was a good interview," contact the corporate recruiter.. They are really running point on the relationship with you. They may not have heard anything yet.

How can you get some feedback after the interview in order to hear back? The easiest thing to do is, at the end of the last meeting that you had, get a sense of their timeline.

When they asked, "So do you have any questions for us," go through a series of questions.. When they ask, "Is there anything else," ask them, "Could you give me a sense of your timeline for next steps? This way, I have reasonable expectations about what I might hear back from you. . I know it is not cast in stone. I know it may take a few days longer, . But, if., "You will hear from me tomorrow if it is good news,," and that is a week later, I know my answer. that's one thing.

Another way that you can do it is, when they ask, "Is there anything else,," ask, "What were your impressions of me today? What did you perceive my strengths to be? Where could I do better? And I compare with others that you've interviewed?"

You see, you are looking for feedback and you're waiting for them to call you with it, so it is either thumbs-up or thumbs down. There's not a lot of room in the middle. Every once in a while, you get a, "Were not sure about this guy." With time, that always turns into a rejection..

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and leadership coaching.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.

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You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle for $.99 and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

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Are you interested in executive job search coaching, leadership coaching or life coaching from me?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

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