The new financial year has just begun and most companies are in the middle of firming up their recruitment plans for the year. On the other hand, a considerable number of experienced professionals, as well as fresh talent, are in the market looking for new opportunities.
Being proactive also includes keeping the communication open. If you are unable to make it for the interview, make sure you convey the same. Even if you have not cleared a particular interview, being proactive in asking for the feedback on what you could have done better, puts you in a positive light. Remember, it is a small world and if the recruiter cannot hire you today, she may want to recruit you for another role tomorrow or recommend you to any of her industry peers, provided you make a solid first impression.
And when the recruiter asks you… “Anything you would like to know about us?”, if you are genuinely interested, you are bound to have some queries. This shows you have made a genuine effort to understand fitment and you are not there just to get your next job. Lastly, dress appropriately even for the interview.
An example of this would be taking up week-end projects and being able to share the impact.
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In addition, recruiters must look for a cultural fit when evaluating a candidate.
We had once made an offer and the candidate had accepted, but could not join us due to some personal situation. We stayed in touch even though the candidate did not join, and once things improved, the candidate reached out and joined us at a later date. So, it pays to give a good experience and to stay in touch.