A large number of people keeping sending their resume again and again, but they always keep wondering why they never receive a reply. The simplest answer is that your resume lacks something. It is important to come out with a resume that states your talents and aptitude clearly. Most important of all, ensure that there are no grammatical or spelling mistakes in your resume. It is to be noted that almost all recruiters and human resource managers consider such errors to be a major issue. It doesn’t matter whether you are the most skilled employee for the job, but a minor error can either completely eliminate you or reduce your chances of getting selected.
Check whether you are qualified for the applied job or not?
You need to know that recruiters and employers are flooded with resumes and they neither have the resources nor the time to revert to every application. A single job can get hundreds of applications in just a few days, and even the high-end positions are not excluded.
The place where you live is also an important aspect of your application. If you are not within the “commuting distance” of the recruiter or the employer, your resume has a higher chance of being bypassed even if you are the most skilled. The simplest reason is that the employer doesn’t want to employ someone who may have difficulty in travelling for hours from a distant place. In addition they can always find local candidates for the post. Another reason is that it can affect the productivity of the company. An employer knows from past experience that one or the other way, an employee commuting long distances can find problems over a period of time. Gradually, fatigue will creep in, affecting job and home performance.
When you don’t receive a reply for your resume, it is a clear indication that the employer is not interested in you. A follow-up will reveal that your application is under consideration, but still you don’t receive any reply. And, with other resumes, the employer calls the candidates instantly, and starts discussing the pay and other things. When the employer is not interested in your resume, it can mean a lot of things. You may be lacking a single skill that is required by them, even if you have other skills. Or it can be any other reason you can find here. And, you can never do anything about it.
Most of the recruiters install automated email replies that inform you of the receipt of your resume and even allocation you a reference number, with the promise that they will revert. Most of them don’t revert, but, and if you want to know, you can give a buzz and check out what happens. You may find that the applied position doesn’t exist. At times it may be possible that the job is simply posted in order to check the kind of talent that is present around. And, sometimes the job is posted in order to receive a budget from the management for a position. And, if the budget is not allocated, the hiring doesn’t take place.
It may also be possible that the company actually hires internally, but just for reasons of union, it has to follow a procedure. And, when a job gets posted, the predetermined prospect applies for it and other candidates are not at all considered. This is a regular practice with large-sized companies. This happens repetitively. They post the jobs, but no interview ever takes place, as someone has already been chosen from within the organization. All that is done is just going through the procedure.
The same procedure takes place, when a recruiter wants to employ a friend of his into the company. In such a case the friend applies for the job and all other applicants are ignored. Favoritism comes into play and the company receives only the application of the recruiter’s friend. At times, even unreal skills are demanded from job positions. The skill-set demanded for a junior level salary matches for a senior level post. Most of the times these posts are not at all filled and they get posted again and again, and this keeps happening continuously. The employer calls a recruiter and presents a list of sky-high qualities need for a ground-level pay.
Incorrect skills, qualities and duties are provided by the employer to the recruiter, and the recruiter finds it difficult to get all the information from the employer. And, in such a scenario, the applicant comes to know that the recruiter doesn’t know much about the job requirements, and the applicant is either over-qualified or under-qualified.
Discrimination on the basis of age, even if against the law, is a common consideration. The dates mentioned on your resume, give the company an idea of your age. If you are too young or too old for the post, your resume is skipped, and in answer they would provide another reason, like lack of qualification. The age difference between that of the interviewer and the interviewee can also play a crucial role in selection. For example, if you are 48 and the interviewer is between 20 and 30, you stand a higher chance of being not considered for the post, even if you are qualified enough. And, you receive a reply that it is not a good fit. The actual reason may be that you are old for the post. It is to be noted that prosecution of age discrimination is impossible unless you have verbal or written evidence.