A Quick Hire?

I’m not sure it exists anymore. From my vantage point, I’m seeing the hiring process drag on and on. So what’s the scoop, all you hiring managers? How many resumes do you want to see for a position? How many candidates do you feel you need to interview before making a decision? Or is it the internal procedures that are slowing things down? I know a lot of candidates who would like to vent about this … but what’s your side of the story?

From my side of the table, there are problems on both sides. For starters: Too many candidates answer any ad regardless of the fit. Hiring managers are placing ads all over the place, soliciting all these resumes that don’t meet the qualifications. And the list goes on …

Your thoughts?



  1. Melissa Boose on December 3, 2010 at 4:12 am

    I have broad based experience in marketing and communications and over the past year have submitted my resume to more than 100 opportunities where I meet or exceed the requirements to a “T”. However, I continue to get the “thanks but we have identified candidates that match our requirements more closely”. What’s going on? Could it be that the hiring managers only look at the first 50-150 resumes and I continue to come in at 151?

    • thehiringhub on December 3, 2010 at 7:08 pm

      Melissa – A lot of things can be going on. One big problem I see is that resumes do not exactly fit with the listed job requirments. I’ve also run in to situtations where the resume never got to the hiring manager. If you want to meet to discuss, let me know. Just give me a call.