This blog post is short and sweet, because I don’t feel that this point takes a lot to get across.
Talk is easy. Thus the phrase “talk is cheap.” Taking the right action and practicing what you preach is what demonstrates who you are. It’s too bad this needs to be said, but when it comes to hiring, many people will say things to candidates that sound fantastic. But even during the hiring process, their actions fall short of their claims.
At Healthcare IS, candidates have been telling us that they’re not hearing back. And by that they mean that the organizations they’re interviewing with are not providing them with any updates or feedback.
I realize that this is part of a much larger trend, and it’s an unfortunate one. But as we explain to candidates, this dark cloud has a silver lining.
By not following up with updates or feedback, organizations that enjoy telling candidates all about their amazing culture, teamwork, and communication are actually SHOWING them how NOT amazing they are in practice.
This is a good thing, we tell our candidates, because they’re getting an opportunity to pull back the curtain and see what they might be getting into.
If you’re interviewing with two companies, and one is keeping you up to date while the other is not, don’t be upset with the one that’s not. Instead, perceive the silence as critical additional information that will help you to make the right decision for yourself.