I'm hiring for a contract position through an agency. We're a small investment company and I am one of the people this position will report to. The agency sent me the resume of a candidate that looked great on paper. However, after reading more closely I realized that I once had a couple of one night stands with the candidate. He was a nice enough guy, but had an alcohol problem and things did not end well (I had to ask him to stop contacting me after our second date.) This was 5+ years ago, so maybe he's changed. However, I am inclined to "pass" on him. What valid reason can I give, if any?
It's the very first resume the agency sent me, so in some ways it makes sense to wait until I see more resumes. That said, I don't think we'll have a huge pick of candidates in this job market.