I made a LinkedIn post suggesting that job applicants for outbound sales roles should do some outreach to the hiring manager.
Didn't think this would be a controversial opinion, but some people I don't know are getting upset in the comments. I've been accused of "sanctimony and finger wagging" along with "discarding potentially excellent employees."
Am I in the wrong here? Or is this a good test to weed out BDR applicants?
EDIT: Only one person has actually suggested a way I could have managed the hiring process better. It was someone who reached out to me in a LinkedIn DM and said I should have taken the time to get to know each candidate for their true personality.
When I asked how I was supposed to commit to 100+ hours of interviews to do that, she called me inhuman and blocked me.
So if you have a suggestion for a better way to narrow down the candidate pool, I'm all ears. This won't be my last hire and I want to be the best I can be.
Of course, you're still welcome to criticize without offering a solution, too. Just know I'll decide you don't count (as per Teddy Roosevelt).