Aug 28, 2019
In a past life, I was a corporate recruiter for a few different global organizations. My team was housed under Human Resources, and I recruited for a variety of roles from administrative to senior line professionals in multiple functions. Like most corporate recruiters, I was assigned more job requisitions to fill than was humanly possible, wasn’t well-versed in what to look for in potential candidates other than key words, and relied on an applicant tracking system (ATS) to do the heavy lifting of feeding me the most "qualified" applicants.
Hiring managers were usually too busy to meet with me, even when stellar applicants were waiting to hear back and we risked losing them. Candidate inquiries went unanswered, and they accepted jobs with competitors, while I was criticized for not doing better.
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