work from a competitor asking if she was interested in interviewing for a new
position. She was embarrassed when her
boss asked her if she was job hunting after the email had been identified by
the company monitoring system. She was not in the market for a job change and
quickly made this clear. Soliciting candidates via their employer email is just bad
form. With resumes of nervous financial
services employees multiplying like fruit flies you are likely to find one in
your email in-box. Smart job searchers
will expand their reach beyond the traditional financial services where the
total number of jobs is shrinking. You may have a spot that one of these candidates can fill.
Or you may decide that a conversation is worthwhile for potential consideration
in the future. Either way don’t respond
at work to a currently employed candidate.
Use their personal email or better yet call them, at home.
asking them about their interest in a new job.
When their new boss reads the email, and the response, it could help
them make some employment decisions. The best way to start fishing for any candidates is to pick
of the phone and make a call!