Candidates: take control of your recruitment processes
How many of us have experienced extremely long, unclear recruitment processes for a vaguely defined position and nebulous conditions? How do I stop going through these processes?
- From the beginning of the recruitment process, ask what the steps will be and what the expected time frame is.
- Be transparent about your needs (geography, remuneration, organization, etc.) and compare them with the possibilities of the company. You will save precious time by avoiding going into processes to withdraw at the last moment by discovering a mismatch.
- Make the effort to project yourself into the position in a concrete way. Be critical: this will allow you to identify potential gray areas.
If you are missing information, ask for it. At the end of the process, you must see it clearly enough not to have any big surprises when you arrive at the post. Adjustments are often necessary. No position is “written in stone”. But you must have enough elements to position yourself knowingly. You are responsible for what you accept and the choice you make when signing a job offer.
Be clear about your other leads in progress: if your profile really interests the recruiter and as far as possible, he will take into account your timing constraints.
Be proactive: do not wait for companies to solicit you, follow you up, etc. Take the lead, show initiative.
Your career is yours to drive!