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How to continue the conversation with less responsive candidates

Scenario 

A prospective candidate responds late to your automated outreach email or phone call.  Other candidates are further along in the recruiting process, maybe even in the final stages, but you are still trying to fill the talent pipeline in the case the current candidates do not work out. 

Triggers 

You received a response after several automated outreach attempts to the candidate. 

Actions 

  • Schedule a 15-minute pre-screening call with the candidate.
  • Be honest about where the hiring process stands and make them aware that other candidates are currently being considered.