Yesterday I had this text exchange:
HIRING MANAGER: Are you handling me?
HIRING MANAGER: I don't like it
ME: Step back, I got this.
Sometimes in the recruiting process hiring managers and candidates get in their own way. Maybe more often than sometimes.
It may be that they are not being fully transparent with what they want.
It may be that they are being really aggressive with what they want.
This time I had it where the hiring manager and candidate really liked each other and they were trying to be who they thought the other person wanted them to be.
And it was not working… they were trying too hard.
It was like a scene from a junior high school dance… we had both folks trying to lead, follow, then too fast or slow while trying to find the beat.