I ACCEPT! ……Oh wait just kidding…..

I ACCEPT! ……Oh wait just kidding…..

Imagine this…

You have made a job offer to your top candidate and they accept. You have a start date. You’re in the process of running the background check. You have informed all other candidates that you have decided to go with another candidate. One week later, you receive an email or a voice mail that states, “I regret to inform you that I have accepted a counter-offer from my current employer. I will be declining the offer.”

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Keep It Professional

What impression are you leaving behind as you interview for a new job? Candidates often wonder, “Did I explain my resume clearly? Did the interviewer like my response to that tough question? Did I score well on those assessments?” But what many people fail to realize is that those are not the only things that can affect the hiring decision.

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Off the Market

Take a moment to remember back to the feeling you had when you signed off on your first home and drove by your new residence the next day to see a “SOLD” banner slapped up against the “For Sale” sign. Or reflect on the vows you said to your spouse on your wedding day, uniting the two of you together forever. In both cases, you were making a long-term commitment and essentially taking something or someone “off the market.”

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