Was it right for this recruiter to tell candidate to lower their standards?

Was it right for this recruiter to tell candidate to lower their standards?

With leaders, parents, friends and even little slogans dotted around the internet telling us to ‘dream big’, it’s commonplace to meet candidates with extraordinary goals.

However, even the most confident and ambitious jobseekers need a reality check now and then – but is it okay for the recruiter to tell them their standards are too high?

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  • Gemma
    Thu, 18 May 2017 9:34pm BST
    The key to understanding who was being reasonable in this article is what key elements define a "great place to work" in the candidate's eyes. It's not unreasonable to hope to work for an employer with great aspirations but if Yolanda's "Great Place to Work" only benefitted the employee then her goals may be less realistic than she envisages. A good recruiter should scratch beneath the surface of vague statements like this to understand what is truly motivating and driving their candidate's job search. Successful placements are as much about shaping long term career goals as they are about finding a job for today!

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