Reasons Why Job Seekers Don’t Hear Back From Recruiters
Why Haven’t I Heard Back From the Recruiting Firm?
Today, someone took the time to search out my email to personally tell me their disatification about not hearing back from a recruiter after submitting their resume.
Here’s the thing: as someone who had to make thousands of phone calls and emails to get into the media and start my business, I can empathize with the frustration.
However, the frustration spawns from the thought that it is an affront to their work or their career qualifications when my recruiters don’t immediately respond.
This deserves some clarification, as the last thing I want to job seekers who reach out to my firm believing is that there is something wrong with their resume or who they are simply because they did not hear back and were not interviewed.
The reason that job seekers don’t immediately hear back from us — or from any particular recruiter — is because we don’t have a client that is a match. Though, this goes even further:
Say our recruitment company receives 10 new client inquiries a day. Speaking to them takes half of our day. Now, of those 10 leads, 3 are viable.
By viable, this means that the salary budgeted for the open position justifies us representing them. As I always state, I didn’t start this firm to work for poorly run companies and you should not strive to either. I’ve always thought of this as a way to remain reputable with our job seekers. Continued