A candidate whom I have known for over 3 years now and am linked to on Linkedin and Facebook recently informed about a job shift; to a company which happens to be my client; On a position, that I have worked on. Though, based on the job profile given i would not have shortlisted him.
So , here is a case of mud on the face – pure and simple.
How and why did this happen ?
Oversight , wrong understanding of the position , not going into the details of the candidate profile , couldbe .
Well, we are not very active with this client because – for some reasons , not entirely of our making and well you could put it as “mindset” issues, our mindset. Since rewards arent coming the focus is less.
But even accounting for all that – this was like – searching for the moon on a full moon night in a clear sky . Come to think of it this candidate has been following up with me , I have discussed the resume so many times that I can recite most details from memory.
But, the water is under the bridge.
Ab pachthay hoth kya , jab chidiya chug gayi kheth.
Can we take some learnings? what would that be ?
Is there anything which we could do as part of our process such that this could be avoided.
May be I just need to re-learn to keep my eyes open.
Have you ever been in a similar situation? -If so feel free to share … hamara maan halka hojayega. 🙂