If you are one of the people in charge of interviewing candidates…please please PLEASE keep the people you interview informed along the way. I never realized how many people are suffering through the interview process until I started writing this blog.
I realize that I too have been guilty in the past of not letting people know where they stand until the final decision is made. (Although I confess I did try to give hints where possible.) I understand all too well there are valid organizational reasons for not revealing too much along the way.
But that said…where you can do more to let people know what’s going on, please do. When someone is sitting at home waiting for that phone to ring, each day that you keep them in the dark feels like a torturous eternity.
That’s all. Just a reminder of what’s going on behind the scenes for the interviewees while the process unwinds. If at all possible, please tweak your policies to help keep the torture to a minimum. OK?
Thanks for listening.
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