Golden Rule

The Golden Rule of Recruiting

You’ve heard of the Golden Rule, right? Treat others the way you would like to be treated. It’s a simple concept to grasp. Treat people with respect because you also want to be treated with respect. However, this rule doesn’t often appear in the world of recruiting. In today’s candidate-driven market, job seekers have tons of opportunities to pick and choose (7.3 million openings to be exact). With so many job openings, job seekers have plenty of options, and thus, often drop out of the interviewing process to pursue another opportunity.

And that’s not a big deal. We understand. At Johnson Search Group, we are always rooting for the candidates we represent. If you are presented with a better opportunity, we don’t blame you for pursuing it! We want what’s best for you, and if that’s another opportunity, then that’s fine. All we ask is if you be honest with us.

Just be honest with your recruiter

Recruiting is hard. We spend hours upon hours to ensure you’re adequately prepared for the entire interviewing process and are fully committed to your success. So please, if something else comes up, just be honest. Yeah, we might be bummed that we no longer get to place you with an excellent job opportunity, but we’ll be excited for you and wish for the best. So, you can stop the ghosting and the lies and just be upfront about it – we’ll respect your decision!

At Johnson Search Group, we’ve heard some crazy stories from our candidates when they decide to drop out of the hiring process. Medical emergencies, family incidents, car issues, or worse, we just randomly stop hearing back from you. And while some of these are definitely true, we know some of these are lies. We get it; it’s hard to tell someone no or turn them away. You are afraid of how a recruiter may react to your decision. However, we talk to thousands of job seekers each week and can pretty much always tell when a candidate is being dishonest. And if you are dishonest with us, we unfortunately probably won’t work with you in the future, no matter how skilled, educated, or qualified you are.

Remember the Golden Rule

So please, be honest with us because we promise always to be honest with you and communicate with you each step of the way.