Talk to anyone who’s applied for a job recently and they will likely share similar stories of how they applied for jobs they felt like they were perfect for, only to never hear from anyone or receive rejection letters before talking with anyone.
Before we place all the blame on the employer’s side it’s important to understand the challenges Talent Acquisition professionals face. For many organizations, managing the volume of applicants they receive on a daily basis can be extremely difficult if not impossible. Most have moved towards technology to help with this process. However, even with technology it’s difficult to get beyond the resume to ensure you’re interviewing and ultimately hiring the best applicants. The time and money spent organizing and bringing candidates in to meet with multiple staff members forces organizations to limit the number of qualified applicants they interview and bring onsite.