How to handle, what you cannot influence ..
Thanks for the motivation by https://pixabay.com/en/chalkboard-quote-1927332/
Just got a call from one of my candidates, who was supposed to have his 2nd interview tomorrow. He has decided to take another opportunity, less travel and closer to home, and will not participate in the interview anymore. As mentioned earlier, these are the moments and situations that are far beyond my influence as Right Placement Advisor. I can perfectly understand their argumentation and motivation to decide this way and possibly would have done it the same way? If you have a 100% match, why should you accept the 75% option, makes no sense.
Good for the candidate, but bad for me --> Never a failure, always a lesson. Next time I have to be faster together with my customers and offer the 100% option. Easier said than done, as this requires some learning also on the customer side 😙.
The good thing of today is that one of my best ager candidates has impressed the functional department and will be invited for an interview and that I did find another candidate today, who will be introduced to the customer tomorrow. So 2:1 for the day.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill, British - Statesman November 30, 1874 - January 24, 1965, https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/winston_churchill
Some good stuff I found today and that I could not share on Facebook anymore 😉:
- What Google Knows About You (To be fair) http://www.dailyinfographic.com/what-google-knows-about-you
- Why Practical Skills Will Matter More Than Your Degree In The New Economy https://www.fastcompany.com/40551970/why-practical-skills-matter-more-than-your-degree-in-the-new-economy
- Potentialpark Rankings: We rank the companies that are more talent friendly and who best meet the habits and expectations of today's candidates - Rankings 2017 https://www.potentialpark.com/rankings-2017
- Youtube (9:59): Berlin Pitch at SXSW: Why you should move your startup to Berlin (aka "the funniest pitch at SXSW") https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1aZM8dnHXs