Why Didn't I Get the Call?
by monsterstaff, published 10/01/2013
- Your resume isn’t actually perfect for the job listed. That’s not to say that it isn’t typo- and error-free, it just means you are in fact missing something the recruiter or hiring manager is looking for. For example, when I post a position that requires two to three years of agency experience, that’s what I mean. I don’t mean two to three years of experience overall. I mean you need agency experience ... and details like that are often overlooked.
- Just because you submitted a resume doesn’t guarantee that it will be reviewed. Guess the numbers of candidates you think may have applied to the same position you applied to. Now multiply it by five, at least. Depending on the size of the company, there may not be a team of recruiters whose sole purpose is to fill open positions. For example, if a small company has an HR department of only a few people, their daily responsibilities are spread and they don’t have the time to dedicate to reviewing resumes all day. So once a handful of viable candidates are identified, the resume search stops unless it’s necessary to pick it back up.
- It may not be a “real job.” At least not in the sense that it’s an immediate hire. Companies often post jobs to get a sense of what’s out there if a certain position should become available, not necessarily because it is open at the moment. Also, it gives the recruiter an automatic pool of candidates to start with when the position is approved to hire.