John Wooden, famous UCLA basketball coach and one of the greatest coaches in any sport ever used to preach that you must focus only on the things that you can control.
Great advice for hiring managers and recruiters. You can’t control a turn down. You can impact it by providing an attractive opportunity and offer, but you still can’t control it. You can’t control a crazy salary demand and you definitely can’t control the size of the candidate pool for a certain skill set.
What you can control is how hard you look. How deeply you penetrate that candidate pool.