Favorite Friday: Sense of Urgency in a Job Search

How could I have forgotten about this post?  It is an amazing concept.  In a nutshell, my sense of urgency as a job seeker is very different than yours as a hiring manager or recruiter.

To me, NOW means YESTERDAY!  As in, “I want a job YESTERDAY!”

In a corporate setting, NOW might mean next quarter.  As in, “I need to hire someone by the end of next quarter.”

Definitely a mismatch!

I blogged about this on July 27, 2006, after a job I had applied to wrote back (2 months later) and asked if I was still interested.  Read the entire post here: Sense of Urgency.