I just need to comment on this subject because it’s happened a few times in recent months and it really is damaging behavior to a candidate trying to get a job. When a candidate is too pushy or trying a hard sell approach to an interview, it will back fire most of the time. Writing emails stating things like “I will call you next week to arrange a time when I can come in for an interview.” are overstepping your boundaries. I’ll get candidates that write me emails stating things like: :”when can we sit down over coffee.. I feel I am a good fit for..” “Please let me know when you would like to meet.” Please, be respectful of recruiters’ time and hiring managers’ time. Now I for sure have no interest in meeting! These kinds of in your face approaches don’t work. When networking, be considerate of others’ time. Take a more intelligent approach and ask good questions, and don’t make assumptions.
Being too pushy can cost you the job
By Dave Sgro on February 23, 2015 in Tips for job seekers
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