You submitted your resume to us for a job that’s a perfect fit with your skill set, but we haven’t called you and you want to know why. Well, keep reading for some honest answers and insight as to how our hiring process works.
I’ve submitted my resume online, so now what?
Your resume will be reviewed within four days by our Research & Recruiting team. If they see a fit, they will call *immediately* – in fact, they will probably call you several times per week and email you also.
However (here comes the honest, straightforward part)… unlike at a doctor’s office where ‘no news’ is usually good news, with job hunting, ‘no news’… is bad news. It probably means that for some reason, the hiring company is not interested in your resume.
I’ve got a great resume! Why wouldn’t a hiring company be interested?
Well, there are a few reasons…
Many hiring companies ‘flip flop’ on whether a job is open, or not. It’s not uncommon for a job to be open one day, and then put ‘on hold’ a few days later, and then suddenly open up again the next month. Ridiculous, isn’t it? We find it as frustrating as you do. But again, that’s just how many hiring companies work. And so often, when you don’t hear back from us, it’s because the job you applied to has gone on hold.
Many hiring companies ‘flip flop’ on the job description! For example, when a job first opens, the company may insist that candidates have a Masters degree. Two weeks later, they may decide that no degree is necessary. Titles, salary ranges and even location of the position often change several times during the hiring process. And often, they don’t notify us of the ‘new’ job description for days or weeks until after it happens. As a result, you may never hear back about the job you applied for because the hiring company may have changed the requirements in a way that make it harder for us to introduce you into the process.
Sometimes, hiring companies just go ‘radio silent’. They stop answering our calls and stop responding to our emails. When this happens, we have no choice but to wait for a response. And until we get a response, we can’t give you one.
Okay, but what happens to my resume?
Remember that we *never* reject your resume. Our clients do. We *want* to help you find a new job (after all, that’s how we get paid and plus we love helping people! :), but we can’t control what the hiring companies do. If you are not a match (for whatever reason) to the job that you applied to, we *will* hang on to your resume and try to match you with another job that opens up, whether that is days, weeks or months from when you first sent us your resume.
What we’re really trying to convey with this note is how much we really want to help you. Helping you is how our business grows. But many of the factors that determine whether or not you get an interview are simply outside of our control. And we ask that you forgive us for any inconvenience you might face during the process. We apologize in advance if none of our Recruiters gets back to you about your resume, and ask that you trust our good intentions to do everything in our power to help you find your dream job.