‘Crazy’ Recruiting Story: How Not to ‘Dress’ for Success . . .

Many of the craziest recruiting stories that we present here have to do with the candidate . . . namely, something that the candidate does or something that happens TO the candidate.  Take, for instance, last week’s crazy recruiting stories.

Eric BergIf that’s Exhibit A, then this week’s story is Exhibit B.  The story in question is courtesy of Top Echelon Network Preferred Member recruiter Eric Berg of JN Adams & Associates, Inc.  Berg specializes in the placement of professionals in the Quality, Engineering, and Manufacturing industries.

Berg’s story is a short one, but it’s undoubtedly one that he won’t ever forget.

“I worked with a Manufacturing candidate over a period of time, and I referred him for a middle management position.  He had a good background and a clean resume.  And then he went on the interview and showed up in a dress.”

Needless to say, Berg’s client did not extend an offer of employment, full-time or otherwise.  However, all was not lost for Berg, especially what was most important.

“We didn’t lose the client,” he said. “But what appeared on paper and was heard over the phone was obviously not the person who showed up for the interview.  In 10 years, I’ve had applicants show up drunk.  That’s not a big deal, but this was a bit unsettling.”

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Remember, there are three ways you can submit your “Craziest Recruiting Story”:

  1. You can email your story to marketing@TopEchelon.com.
  2. You can post the story by including it in the comments section at the end of this blog.
  3. You can give me a call and relay your story to me.

The deadline for submitting your “Craziest Recruiting Story of 2011” is midnight on Saturday, December 31.  We’ll announce the winner during the first part of January in The Pinnacle Newsletter Blog and also on “Top Echelon TV.”

Send us your stories . . . and may the craziest win.

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