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.