By Brittany White In some of my recruitment programs, I talk about dating.
Here’s where I am going with this: I matched with this guy on a dating app. As women, we loathe these moments when guys view us so superficially.
But, we are no better when we focus on those same superficial aspects of our PNMs.
Recruitment allows us to engage in conversation, to really get to know our future lifelong sisters.
Are we always treating recruitment with that intentionality? How often would we make decisions about PNMs that we swipe left or right without ever reading her profile? Once we meet her at a recruitment event, are we choosing to have a meaningful conversation with her and truly getting to know her?
In these cases, the strategy is fairly easy – either you like each other or you don’t; either you’re interested in the job or you’re not.
There are of course times, however, when someone already has a job (or a partner) and they just want to passively see what else is out there.
In those cases, one person is always the chaser, constantly messaging or calling to get the other person’s attention and get them interested in what they have to say.
In dating, the chaser is trying to paint a good picture of themselves in order to win a date; in recruitment, the recruiter is trying to paint a good picture of their client and specific role in order to place the candidate.
You get to know a whole lot more about a person by having an in-person conversation than you ever could from a profile, resume, or messages on an app.