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Unearthing the Hidden Frustrations in the Interview Process

Better ways to get the candidates you want to accept the offer!

As candidates, we've all been there – the exhilarating yet nerve-wracking journey through the interview process. But beneath the excitement lies a world of frustrations that often remain unaddressed. Let's shed light on these challenges and explore disruptive ideas to revolutionize the experience.

Studies reveal that 65% of candidates feel they lack feedback post-interview, leading to uncertainty and disengagement. Additionally, 45% report excessive and repetitive interviews, causing burnout and diminishing interest.

Tip #1 - Real-Time Feedback: Embrace a culture of continuous feedback, providing candidates with constructive insights after each interview round.

Ensure your recruiting process demands the interviewer submit feedback within an hour of interviewing the candidate. This will allow the recruiter to provide feedback to the candidate seamlessly.

Tip #2 - Streamlined Processes: Adopt an agile approach, condensing the interview stages while ensuring thorough assessments to respect candidates' time and efforts.

Candidates should complete all rounds of interviews within a 72 hour window. If someone on your hiring team does not have the time to commit to interviewing in a timely manner, then you need to substitue them out for someone that can. Executive InQuest has a rapid fire interview technique that respects both the candidate and interviewers time.

"Candidates should complete all rounds of interviews w/in a 72 hour window." – Executive InQuest

Tip #3 - Properly Manage Expectations

Be sure to communicate the next steps to the candidate after each round. Do what you say you are going to do. If there is a delay in the process, communicate it. Candidates just want to know what's going on.


It's time we re-envision the interview process, creating a candidate-centric landscape that fosters transparency, respect, and innovation. By embracing these disruptive ideas, we can elevate the candidate experience and attract top talent to drive our organizations towards greater success.

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