A couple weeks ago, I shared with you an article from The Wall Street Journal on job “mulligans” and asked if you thought they were acceptable. Here’s the original post in case you missed it. The “job mulligan” defines those times when a person takes a job then immediately realizes they made a huge mistake. Instead of hanging out for months or years so the resume looks good when applying for another job, a candidate can take a “mulligan”. Here’s what you said:
Honestly, I wasn’t surprised by the response. Changing jobs isn’t the stigma it used to be. And admitting when we make a mistake (even if it’s hiring related) isn’t a red flag. But candidates should take note that, just like in golf, there isn’t an unlimited supply of mulligans at your disposal.
I did find it interesting that holding candidates responsible for their company choices rated last. And because this was a one-question poll, I started wondering why.
Is it because candidates aren’t getting a realistic job preview during the recruiting process? So we really can’t hold them accountable.
Or maybe because we view recruiting as “the company selects the candidate” not the other way around?
If you have an opinion, be sure to share it in the comments. Thanks again to everyone who participated. I really appreciate the insight.0