Here’s a question seem to be asked a lot these days by people trying to decipher the job search hiring conundrum.
How is it that there are 11.3M job openings, yet QUALIFIED candidates can’t score an interview?
I have my theories on this.
*Applicant tracking systems are screening people out when instead, they should be screening people in.
*Jobs are being posted to fulfill some HR policy, even though the job has already been earmarked for an internal candidate (think Wells Fargo.)
*People quickly forget what it’s like to be on the other side of the table. At some point, they were job searching as well.
*We forget that there is a person behind each resume submitted and instead choose to treat resumes as inanimate objects.
*HR departments are severely understaffed, even though the company says, “Our people are our most important asset.”
*Hiring isn’t really a priority.
*Companies are asking for entry-level workers, yet are requiring 2-3 years of experience. Which is it? Make up your mind so you can stop wasting an applicant’s time.
What’s your experience been like when seeking new opportunities?
I’m wrapping up several job search coaching engagements and have room to work with a few more people. Email me at Roberta@matusonconsulting.com if you’re interested in dramatically accelerating your job search.