Recruiters know this better than anyone: Anybody - anybody - can look great on paper.
But, not all personalities lend themselves well to all jobs. Recruiters must consider not only a candidate’s job credentials, but also how well he or she is likely to get along with coworkers, excel in a given work environment and satisfy the job’s overall requirements.
The bottom line is that resumes can be deceptive, and candidates are more than just an impressive (or not so impressive) resume. They each have unique personalities, personal qualities and attributes that may not be evident on a piece of paper.
And the really great recruiters know this, which is why candidate management is crucial to every recruiter’s success.
Candidate management, at its core, is relationship management, which means evaluating people based on that sixth sense, that instinctive knowing that this person or that person is not just a good fit, but a perfect fit, for a position.
It may take time for a perfect position to become available, though, which is why candidate management is so integral to the success of the recruiting process.