It is not what you say it is how you say it. So many times I have seen a recruiter not understanding how they caused a war between the applicant and client. This article by Bill Radin best sums it up.
“A case in point: After two rounds of interviews, Helen’s client told her they planned to make an offer to Shelby, one of Helen’s candidates. Upon learning the good news, Helen immediately fired off an instant message. “Dear Shelby,” she wrote. “The company is working up an offer. Hope to have it finalized soon more …”
From these few words being anxious to keep the applicant motivated the recruiter, Helen, has set herself up to fail with this placement.