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The True Detective of Candidate Rejection

Last Updated: April 7, 2022
By: Hope
By: Hope

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Before we get into it... who am i?

Always good to put a name to a face, so firstly, my name is Hope!

Like you, I was stuck working 8-10 hour days building someone else’s dream.

I worked at one of those cool tech companies that has omelet stations for breakfast & craft beer on tap for after hours.

To a lot of people that’s a dream, but to me… something was missing.

All I really wanted, was to actually enjoy life – more vacations, less stress, buy myself nice things without worrying about the cost… but that was something my 9-5 couldn’t provide me.

That was until a few years ago when I discovered a way to make money online by actually helping real people. 

People in this case were local business owners across the US.

Me and My Puppy

The page above is an example of how I do it. That one-page site generates $1,500/mo and I haven’t even touched it since it was put up.

That’s an $18,000/year raise from just one page.

That’s why local lead generation is my #1 business recommendation for recurring, semi-passive income. If you want to learn about that business model, click here.

Important: I am not an affiliate

for the opportunity in this review

Why Does That Matter?

A lot of course reviewers have no experience with any of the business models or programs they review, and so they’re just making stuff up.

They do that because they want you to click through their link to buy from the person that the review is about!

They have no clue what it’s actually like to run the different types of businesses they write about.
I have absolutely no relationship with this program, so you can rest easy knowing I’m going to give you my honest opinion.
This review is written based on my own experiences with this business model.

All that being said, let’s jump into things.

The True Detective of Candidate Rejection

Management Monday: Managing Rejection

Most Human Resources professionals know that no matter how poorly written a resume or how badly spoken a candidate, it is never appropriate during the employee selection process to treat a candidate with anything less than respect. Unfortunately, employers don’t always stick to that sensible rule when rejecting candidates. In fact, Job Bank Founder, Kelly Blazek, recently made national headlines for sending a nasty email response to a job-seeker’s LinkedIn invitation (NBC News). Blazek’s reaction was surprising and alarming for many reasons, not the least of which is that many job- strategists encourage candidates to connect with professionals and job-seekers on LinkedIn. Blazek’s response is visible below.

True Detective of Candidate Rejection

Almost as baffling as the popular TV Show, True Detective, the employee selection world is anything but easy. From behavioral interviews to goal alignment, it is crucial to filter out the best candidates, but it is equally important to uphold company reputation by treating all perspective candidates with respect. So, be it a traditional application, LinkedIn invitation, a Facebook request, a phone call or an office walk-in, below are some guidelines for dealing with candidate rejections.


Tips for Rejecting Job Applicants

1)      If they have sought you out via Social Media, you are perfectly warranted in ignoring their friendship request. However, it is wise to respond with a friendly email or message containing a link to the online application link.

2)      Set up an automatic reply system for online applications that sends applicants an email response confirmation that their application has been received and that a representative will be in touch if anything further is needed.

3)      When a rejection letter is warranted, be considerate and end on a positive note.

4)      If the candidate is a good fit for the company, but not the specific job, encourage them to apply for a better suited position or to apply again in the future.

5)      If an applicant has followed up on their application status and especially if they have come in for an interview, it is common courtesy to not only send a rejection letter, but to call and kindly notify them that the position has been filled.

These tips may seem obvious, but Kelly Blazek proved that not to be true. We all make errors in judgment, just as Kelly did. But practicing emotional intelligence and being thoughtful about each interaction reduces chances of error.

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