It was Valentine's Day the other day. Love is in the air. One place where love may not be advantageous is in the realm of recruiting. I've seen so many recruiters fall in the falling in love with your candidate trap. They find what they think is the perfect candidate for a job and then submit her to the hiring manager. Later when the hiring manager declines the candidate, the recruiter get's perturbed or worse falls into a tailspin because the hiring manager rejected their perfect candidate.
To be successful in recruiting you gotta take the emotional component out of it or at least minimize it. A good recruiter submits a candidate and then forgets about the candidate. A good recruiter focuses on the recruiting part of the job and does the best possible part in that role. Then when their candidate gets rejected (which happen way more often then not), take that as valuable feedback to improve your recruiting and not personal attack on your judgement.