By | Jennifer Liu | www.cnbc.com
When Deven Lall-Perry was laid off from her recruiter job at a startup earlier this month, she was pretty confident she’d land another gig quickly.
As a hiring pro herself, she knows just how much of a candidate’s market we’re in. May marked six straight months of more than 11 million job openings, and 12 straight months of more than 4 million people voluntarily quitting their jobs, according to labor data.
That doesn’t mean Lall-Perry didn’t face her fair share of recruiter ghosting, though.
Pretty soon after she lost her job, she went through her LinkedIn messages and got in touch with at least a dozen people who’d cold-messaged her recently about a job opportunity. She wasn’t always that interested in the opportunity itself, but opened herself up to each one knowing it would be a numbers game.
“I put myself in several [hiring] processes knowing more than half I may never hear back from,” Lall-Perry tells CNBC Make It.