There are always those dreaded questions you hate to ask a potential candidate. It’s difficult at best to ask and talk about the “hard questions” but you have to do it.
Why? Because if you don’t…you are doing a disservice to your client, candidate and yourself. Sometimes we are so concerned about making a placement that we forget that the client who hired us and the potential candidate look to us to advise them. All we want to hear, is YES, YES, YES but in reality it’s OK to hear NO because it is your job to be subjective, truthful and thorough and no isn’t always a bad thing.
Does your current employer know that you are looking and/or unhappy?
Gaps in employment?
Why did you leave your previous positions?
Who have you interviewed with or submitted your resume to on your own?
What is the compensation you need to make a change?
Have you thought about a counter offer?
Tell me why you are a fit for this organization/position?
The company requires a background/credit check and drug testing…are you willing?
Are you working with any other recruiters
Ask the questions and be prepared…if not…it could cost you the placement and respect of your client.