The lack of returned phone calls is a common complaint of both executives and recruiters, but ExecuNet’s “2009 Executive Job Market Intelligence Report” reveals the perception is changing.
More than two-thirds of search firm respondents say it was easier to get potential candidates to take their calls, compared to 35% last year. Senior-level executives indicated they received, on average, roughly four phone calls from recruiters in 2008, of which they returned three of the calls.
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Guide: Practical Tips for Remote Hiring
Reasons for Returning Recruiters’ Calls
- I hope to build a relationship with the recruiter.
- Always return telephone calls.
- The position would provide more advancement for me.
- Know the recruiter.
- Hiring companyâ€™s reputation.
- â€œBrand nameâ€ of the search firm calling.
- Caller sounds credible.
- Know someone Iâ€™d like to refer.
- Trust the person who gave my name to the recruiter.