I came across a resume and called a candidate for an open position. As per the norm, I will mention no names, but said 'candidate' had me wishing I had never called and left me stumped until my HR reflexes came to and combated this resume toting blow-wind.
I began in the usual fashion, claiming I had found their resume and wanted to schedule some time to speak about an open position I am recruiting for. Unfortunately, this candidate decided to take the bull by the horns and attempt to control the conversation by making life hard for me. She told me that due to her previous experience and education, that she would "need a considerable figure to consider even speaking about the position".
I let that go at first and continued by letting her know that the amount would be based on her specific experience and education combined, let me take a closer look to give her a better idea on what the compensation would be.
Not surprisingly, she continued to cut me off with additional comments about how her education super-ceeded others in her curent workplace.
I decided that this was not a candidate that I could engage conversation with and decided to instead thank her for her time and let her be about her obviously busy life. Ce La Vie!
With that said, keep in mind that if you are job hunting, this is not the time to start getting bossy and try to run the conversation. Remember that the recruiter you are working with can be your friend :) If not, don't expect to get an interview in the near future.
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