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Sometimes a nervous candidate might chatter on and on when answering a simple question. Kindly stop them once you have your information and let them know that due to time constraints you must move on to the next question. Don t hop-scotch around with the conversation start with very simple questions such as verifying where they reside why they applied what is their current salary what salary do they desire and move towards the skills based questions. Make the salary question one of the first to ask. There is no need to waste time if you are too far off from the salary range assigned for the role. On occasion a candidate may blanch at having to reveal their current salary but will gladly reveal what they are looking to get paid in their next role.
Don t put all your eggs in one basket and have to start from scratch if your desired candidate suddenly drops out of the running at the last minute. Always be in control. Control in this case does not mean having the upper hand or engaging in power-play but rather guiding the candidate and watching out for red flags. The candidate needs to know that you have their best interest at heart and that you are the one controlling the interview process from beginning to end... not the candidate and not the hiring manager. Sometimes a candidate will reach out to the hiring manager while bypassing the recruiter.
You will need to inform your manager s up front that if this happens they need to forward the call email or communication to recruitment. On more than one occasion I have seen where the manager engages in the candidate s communication and it back-fires on them in the name of harassment. Suddenly the manager finds they are receiving multiple daily or weekly communication from the now un-desired candidate. If the candidate communicates with the manager without involving recruitment gently inform the candidate that all communication must flow through recruitment. Management does not have the time to communicate with candidates outside of the scheduled interview. Control the process by driving the conversations.