If you're a hospitality professional dedicated to taking the next step in your career on Harri, here's an important factor that will help you stand out from the crowd: your response rate to employers.
Oftentimes, hiring managers are in a rush to fill the spot of a server, chef, or manager. If a new employee needs to be hired ASAP, a delayed response can greatly decrease your chances of joining their team. So when you're applying to a job or receive an invitation to apply, it's in your best interest to answer in a timely manner, even if you are not interested in the offer.
Your Harri dashboard contains both a Profile Score as well as a Response Rate, which feeds into your overall score. This number will indicate how much of superstar you are when it comes to the job hunt. Having a high Profile Score means you:
- Are ranked higher on candidate searches
- Show up as a suggested candidate to employers more often
- Can become a Harri featured member
Your Response Rate score is dependent on two factors:
- How quickly you get back to employers
- If you respond within 0-24 hours, you will be rated as Outstanding.
- Reply back to a hiring manager after 25-48 hours, and you will be rated as Good.
- Messaging employers 48+ hours will result in a Poor rating.
- Your job interview attendance record
- Your score improves or is maintained each time you show up to a job interview.
- If you accept an invite, but do not attend and inform your interviewer 24 hours in advance, your score will not be effected.
- For your first no-show offense, you will receive a warning email. A second offense means your profile will be tagged as 'No Show'. Your third offense will lead to the suspension of your account.
Fortunately, ratings are not set in stone; you can always work your way back up. To achieve an Outstanding score again, you will need to respond within a day's time for three separate occasions, or successfully attend a job interview.
When you communicate to employers (and always make sure to do so professionally), responding as quickly as possible shows that you're punctual and excited about the opportunity. Even if you're not interested in the job, it's always better to politely decline the offer than to not respond at all. It is basic etiquette to show that you are being a true professional. This will not only help you in your career, but also help you stand out on Harri!
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