Job Search: No Feedback After Applying
Not receiving a reply after sending an e-mail with your resume or an online application is one of the most frustrating aspects of job search. You know you are a good match for that particular role, you have the skills, the experience, but still no call.
I know that waiting is frustrating and you may jump to the worst conclusion from the beginning. No news is not automatically bad news.
Here are a few reasons why the potential employer has not responded to your application:
The position was already filled.
Other applicants were more suitable.
There were too many applications for this particular position.
The job advertisement was just a formality.
You did not follow the instructions for submitting your application.
You sent your resume to someone who was not involved in the recruitment process.
Internal candidates or recommendations are preferred for this role.
Your resume was not customized after the job description.
Your resume is not ATS (Application Tracking System) compliant.
There is a contradiction between your resume and the LinkedIn profile.
You are not qualified for the position.
Your salary expectations are too high.
You do not have the number of years of experience or you exceed it.
Your resume ends up in the talent pool, but you obviously do not know that.
Now that we have some possible explanations, here's what to do next:
Follow up after a week by sending an email.
Get professional help with writing your resume and LinkedIn profile optimization.
Start a blog in your area of expertise.
Focus your networking efforts.
Improve your presence in social media.
Enhance your personal brand.
Good luck to all job seekers out there!
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