How To Get Blacklisted By A Recruiter

How To Get Blacklisted By A Recruiter

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How To Get Blacklisted By A Food Recruiter
Blacklists are a big reason why recruiters and employers don’t call back certain candidates. It is tough getting a job in today’s market since there is so much supply; employers have so many to choose from that they see one small negative mark on your record and turn you down. Being blacklisted means recruiters will not submit you to jobs, even years in the future. Also, they tend to pass along the word to fellow food recruiters and remember you even when they switch to other firms.
Here are a few things that you might be doing, or not doing, that could get you blacklisted, so you might want to make some changes:

Lying about your skills and achievements

One of the things that recruiters hate is lying about your aptitude and skills on your resume. If you lie about your skills or experience, this could earn you a spot on the blacklist.

Mass-distributing your resume

If you apply for too many jobs with the same recruiter, this can make you seem confused and un-focused, and also increases the unnecessary workload for the recruiters. Work hard on making a select few applications more meaningful.

Appearing unprofessional

Recruiters are usually dealing with tons of applicants at once and it is not a good idea to take missed interviews and un-returned phone calls personally. If you lash out, all you will do is leave a bad impression of yourself.

Some things you should be doing

Always be in interview mode

Whether it is a casual chat or a conversation at a networking event, you should always be promoting yourself and talking about your skills and accomplishments. Any casual remark or joke can be taken the wrong way and can end up hurting you, so take every conversation as an interview

Tidy up your online profiles

Recruiters tend to go through online social media profiles, such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter profiles, so make sure there is nothing in appropriate on there that might leave a bad impression.

Be clear about your goals

A good relationship with the recruiter should not entail you taking whatever they give you. You should be clear about what kind of job you want and where you’d like to work and tell them if you don’t want a particular job they bring to you.

Build a solid relationship

Even if you’re currently employed, it is a good idea to keep in touch with recruiters at all times and to build a strong relationship so your job options are always open.

Some more ways to get blacklisted

Apart from these major Dos and DON’Ts, there are a number of other things that turn recruiters off:
· Failing to show up at a scheduled interview
· Displaying socially awkward or tactless behaviour during an interview
· Inappropriately handling rejection
· Turning down an offer after a recruiter goes to huge length to arrange it.
· Accepting a counter offer from the company you wanted to leave a week ago
· Displaying bad business skills
· Criticising other companies or individuals in public.
· Coming up short on a background check

Removing your name from a do-not-hire list

You can avoid being on a blacklist with these tips, but if you already have a bad mark beside your name, it is important to get rid of it if you hope to find a good job anytime soon. It is important to first find out if you have any bad remarks by talking to former colleagues or key internal contacts, or asking reference checking services.
Once you know, you can take a number of steps to get back in the good books. You need to do everything in your power to convince recruiters of your reliability and professionalism. You can help out by providing detailed information about candidates for a different job opening and even offering to do a courtesy background check. You should also request honest feedback on how to become a better candidate and review background checks used to reject you and remove any records that are untrue.
Knowing what puts you on a blacklist is a good way to avoid being on anyone’s “list” and making sure your profile and image is clean. The job market today is competitive and every small remark matters, so make sure you build solid relationships and conduct yourself professionally so it is never an issue for you to find a good job when needed.

Tom Brunt

tbrunt@citizenrecruitment.com

 

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