My recruiter just forwarded me a screening document and a candidate's resume. The candidate is asking for 50% more than we would offer for someone with his experience level. He is currently an independent contractor and has used some very 'fuzzy math' to compute his current compensation and his expected salary.
Do I still need to do the interview or just reject the candidate? I simply don't see myself hiring this candidate because of his Salary requirements. His resume is bad (according to MT standards) but then, so are 99.99% of them (including my own) if I applied the MT standard. I can also assure you that my recruiter would not be admitted to study at the Mark Horstmann school of recruitment. Since I can't fire my corporate recruiter nor use the resume as a differentiator, do I still interview this person, to avoid false negative, or just save everyone time and reject them?