Sorry Client, your identified candidate just accepted an offer from another company.
ME: Sorry Client, your identified candidate just accepted an offer from another company.
CLIENT: What?! You told us he loved us, that he wanted to work for us.
ME: YES, he likes your company.
CLIENT: We’re #1 in our space, you said he will join even a lower salary.
ME: YES, he said so.
CLIENT: You said he liked the role, the team and thought he would fit in here.
ME: YES, he did.
CLIENT: Then... I don’t understand! We were thinking about making him an offer.
ME: Er... While you were THINKING, your competition was ACTING.
While you waited two weeks to get that last business partner to meet with him…
Your competition had him do a video call with the CEO who wasn’t available prior.
While you sat on the knowledge that he was interviewing elsewhere…
Your competition made things happen and speed up the process!
While you waited a week to get a few more people into the mix for "comparison"...
Your competition recognized top talent and made the call at once.
While you debated with HR over salary requirements and asked him for his history…
Your competition put out an offer at the top end of his range to ensure the deal was done.
If you want the top talent, you need to be thoughtful.
Yes, but you need to be decisive. I promise you, your competition is.
It's a REAL case!~