What to Do When Recruiters and Potential Employers Ghost You

Employers Ghost You

In one of the hottest legal markets in decades, it is still frustrating when recruiters and employers ghost you. Whether you are applying for in-house counsel jobs or General Counsel jobs, being ghosted can lead to serious consternation. Some tips follow on what to do when employers ghost you, but remember not to engage in this bad behavior yourself, busy lawyer! And consider factors to make yourself more attractive to recruiters.

“The digital age has introduced new, and often painful, ways of ending relationships. None of them are more hurtful than “ghosting.” For those of you who are fortunate to not have been ghosted before, being ghosted simply means that someone has stopped responding to all communication. And sadly, this disappearing act isn’t only happening to those dating.

Candidates on the job hunt are just as much at risk of being ghosted by recruiters. Being ghosted when you’re applying for a job doesn’t mean sending in an application and never hearing back—that happens to everyone. It means you applied, assumed the interview went well, and expected to hear good news soon. And then, nothing.”

Read: What to do when recruiters and potential employers ghost you at FastCompany

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