004 Candidate Withdraws

By | January 5, 2015

Michael, a listener of the show, wants to know how to handle a candidate that withdraws from consideration of an opportunity or declines your offer.

There’s no way around it, Recruiters deal with a product that can say ‘no’. The reasons may vary. Some job seekers provide and explanation and others may not want to go into details. What is a recruiter to do? There is no way to prevent a candidate from
withdrawing from your job opening, or declining your offer, but you can ask some probing questions that will help mitigate the risk of losing them.

As a recruiter, what methods do you use to prevent losing a highly qualified candidate?

As a job seeker, have you ever run into a situation that made you withdraw from being considered for a position? What were some of those red flags?


If you enjoy the show and think others would find it helpful, please do me a favor and write a short review on iTunes. It does help get me some added exposure and allows others to find the show. Thanks in advance!