Like many people, when I need to schedule a meeting, I use an electronic tool that tells people my availability and lets them match theirs. I use Calendly, but there are many others out there. It seems to me like pretty much everyone else does as well.
It doesn’t matter to me whether I send you the Calendly link or you send me one–anything to save the ridiculous back and forth! So, I was surprised when yesterday, I encountered two different recruiters with scheduling difficulties brought on by candidates behaving in unexpected ways.
The first, a tech recruiter, became frustrated when she asked for a candidate’s availability, and the candidate responded with his Calendly link. The second came from a question on my Inc. colleague Alison Green’s Ask a Manager Blog, where candidates were simply telling the recruiter that they could meet at X time.
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