Jungle Wisdom

How long is too long?

True story of a missed opportunity.  Here’s the timeline. Start: company vice president engages our firm to recruit a salesperson. Month 1: After discussing this opportunity with a number of prospects, two leading candidates emerge. VP interviews both by telephone. Month 2: VP requests reference checks of both job seekers before proceeding.  Schedules finally coincide for the VP and both leading candidates to interview in person at the plant. Month 3: VP requests both candidates to attend anther interview at... more

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