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Hiring managers who repost a job to get more applicants after turning down qualified ones, why?

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So this has happened to me multiple times in the past few months and it's something I genuinely don't understand. In case the title isn't clear, this is an example of what I'm referring to: Last month I applied for a job and I met all of their listed qualifications, as well as some of the "bonus points" they listed they'd like to see. I tailored my resume to the position, wrote a thoughtful cover letter, and waited because they said they'd only be contacting applicants after the application deadline. About a week after the deadline passed, I saw the job had been reposted and the application deadline had been extended. The next day (before the new deadline passed) I received a general "thanks but no thanks" email from HR. I know it's an employer's market right now and you can choose to be picky and hire people who otherwise might not have applied. However, if you're reposting a job after at least a few weeks, that means you're not getting the applicants you want. If that's the case and you aren't getting enough qualified applicants, what would cause you to throw out a candidate who is without even an interview? While this makes me absolutely rage, this post isn't just for venting; I genuinely want to know what I'm doing wrong. EDIT: this got a lot more responses than I was expecting LOL thank you all for your advice! It seems the consensus is that I'm either not selling myself well enough on paper or I dodged a bullet because these places have shitty hiring practices. I'll work on the former and be thankful for the latter :)


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    metlotter

    The last place I did hiring, sometimes applicants would get flagged by HR as "no interview" for totally opaque or stupid reasons. They actually flagged a couple of amazingly qualified applicants because they were "too" qualified and would therefore probably want "too" much money. Also saw a whole round of applicants get flagged because the GM's college buddy was going to apply but missed the deadline (that way they'd have to do another round of applications. Guess who got hired?)

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      amanbhalodi

      What do you suggest to do to not come across as too qualified or will ask for too much money?

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    alwaystikitime

    I just left a management position in Jan. They posted the open role the day I gave notice. I trained a non-management staff member to "temporarily" handle my duties, that includes managing the team. It was supposed to be a few weeks at most. It's 4 months later, the job posting is still up, to my knowledge they have only interviewed one person, who they rejected. Last I heard they were grooming my temporary replacement to eventually take the job but they haven't pulled the job posting. So I figure hundreds of qualified people have applied and every single one is getting rejected. So..job seekers, dont be hard on yourselves, it's got nothing to do with you personally and companies that do this aren't ones you want to work for.

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    sylkworm

    FYI sometimes they do this as part of an H-1 visa application to hire and sponsor a foreign worker. Part of the process is that you have to show that there are no qualified American applicants to fill the position. So typically they'll put out a job ad for a few weeks somewhere with either crazy qualifications (e.g. 10 year experience, Master's degree, entry-level pay) or just reject people that apply.

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    Derock85

    One thing that I see is they sometimes want the same job for less money. I interviewed once at a job and gave my expected pay in their salary range. After the interview the reposted the same job for 20k less within an hour. I feel bad for whoever took the low ball offer.

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      pltrweeb

      well how much do you make now?

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    youcancallmet

    I hear ya. It's frustrating. I've applied for jobs asking for very niche experience that I fit 100% and never even had a call for an interview. If they weren't looking for someone with my skills, I don't know what they're looking for. I think a lot of places are required to post available jobs but hire from within. Last year I went for an interview and they seemed very impressed with me. I received a verbal job offer the next day and the pay seemed reasonable. I emailed them asking if they can send me the offer in writing with details on the job description, PTO, expected hours, etc. Their response was "We're a busy office and you will have a lot of responsibility. We went over everything else in the interview". I responded saying I don't feel comfortable leaving my current job without details in writing - certainly not asking too much. I never heard back from them. I saw the job posted again a week later...and again a month later...and again another month later. Each time the rate of pay was lower and lower. They offered me $41k. The last time I saw it posted it was $13/hour. Not sure what was going on there but I dodged a bullet.

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      integralWorker

      They were trying to bait-and-switch the compensation

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    Diddynpeadi

    You may not be doing anything wrong. Even though we'd all like to think that it's all on us to get that gig so many things are out of your control. Leadership/management may not have a clear idea WHAT the position is and therefore they don't know what they're looking for. It's evolving. Or it's not being communicated well enough among the hiring manager/hr/c-suite/etc. Or it's always possible they're looking for the most bang for their buck -- lots of great experience, low pay. All you can do is keep trying, keep that resume looking professional, and watch some youtube videos on how to nail job interviews. The rest of it, just tell yourself you dodged a bullet. We all know most companies are awful to work for.

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    MC1Rvariant

    It's really hard to know what's going on in the minds of people making decisions. I think that in some cases when they see a great fit, great experience, is willing to do the job for what they offer, they wonder why and conclude that this candidate won't stay long and they'll be back looking to fill that job again in a short time. They prejudge, like we all do sometimes. Like when we find someone attractive, but figure they'd never go out with us, so we don't try. It's all so, so, so subjective and ethereal. Don't agonize trying to figure it out. Just keep trying.

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      Galaxyrollercoaster

      Agree - companies don’t want to spend the time and effort to train someone and they leave after a year for something better. If you are this type of candidate and you make it to the recruiter stage, you need to drive it home - WHY this company, WHY this role, and your 2 year outlook that involves this company (and this specific role) and what you hope to accomplish there. I wouldn’t even talk about growth (from a promotion standpoint) because the company might be hesitant to hire you if they can’t offer that immediately/ they feel you want a promotion ASAP.

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    UCRecruiter

    The only answer to this (and I know it won't be any consolation) is that looking at your resume, they didn't see you as qualified as you see yourself. This, of course, doesn't necessarily mean that you're *not* qualified, it just means they didn't see it if you are. If this is happening to you repeatedly, it would seem to suggest there's an issue with your resume - your qualifications aren't coming across the way you want them to. You might want to post it in r/resumes for feedback.

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      cowoj

      Thank you for your advice!

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    hellotheresunshine2

    Interviewed for a role that on the spec was a 100% match got through a few interview rounds and was rejected. We are now 4 months from the first time I was rejected, the role is still not filled and they keep reposting it in different regions within Europe (as it can be done remote EMEA). I get that I might not have been the ideal candiate, however if there is a time there is a surplus of talent vs. roles out there is now, you can cherry pick your perfect hire, the role isn't super specialist and I am 100% sure there are other people applying that are having the same experience you just described. Takeway - sometimes hiring managers are not sure what they want themselves or are looking for such a perfect candidate that they don't exist. And the HR person is also not specking the role correctly, meaning the role you are seeing is a match but won't meet business needs/ hiring managers wishes. Sometimes the recruitment process is wrong at their end and as a candidate is not much you can do, focus on where you can improve and don't take it personally. Keep positive, something will come our ways ;)

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      EWDnutz

      > Interviewed for a role that on the spec was a 100% match got through a few interview rounds and was rejected. > > > > We are now 4 months from the first time I was rejected, the role is still not filled and they keep reposting it in different regions within Europe (as it can be done remote EMEA). Sometimes I wish there was a way to blacklist these employers. Yes, I accept that they don't want me. I don't need to see it rubbed in my face over and over..

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    Pugsontherun

    If it somehow makes you feel any better, I applied for a job I was 100% qualified for and got rejected without a screening interview. This was in January, and the job is still posted now. Shortly after I applied for that job I got hired for a very similar role at another company that I was maybe even slightly under qualified for. The process was fast because they had a lot of interest in me. So it really depends on the inner workings of the individual company.

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    cacille

    Career consultant here. I think you may not be underqualified for the job as other suggested... I think you might be overqualified. I want you to jump up a level. If you have 60% of the skills or higher, you can go ahead and apply.

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    seaandtea

    As an interview coach, I keep hearing about this. Unless it's a rolling hire situation, it's a bad look on the company, for sure. I suspect that they 'hired' and the company / job was so bad, the person or people just quit. I think you dodged a bullet. Keep going.

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      Practical_Film_780

      That’s the way I look at my experience. Same thing happened to me. They posted the job before telling me I didn’t get it after 8 weeks of interviews, and IQ test, and a personality test-all of which I passed. What bothers me about this one was that the people interviewing me all told me they started working for the company directly out of college and they don’t have near as much experience as I have. Yet, here I am still unemployed and they’re still looking for a candidate 5 months later. When I thought about what I went through with these people, as a person of color, it would have been like they did me some kind of favor by hiring me. I even knew more about their own company history then the interviewers.

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    theworldisnotquiet

    I think some of the companies who do this, do this when they turn a bunch of interviewees down and then the preferred applicant gets another job elsewhere or wants more money. It could also be a feature of places where they are picky about who they employ and are very concerned about finding someone who fits with the company culture.

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    ilovekuro

    They’re exhausted and didn’t get time to go through the first round of applications in time lol

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    -mangrove-

    I once had an employer who would post someone's job if they were underperforming or having issues. So if you had a bad week, there was a decent chance you would see your job posted. It was a small company so everyone always knew who was on the chopping block. They typically wouldn't even interview anyone, but I guess used it as way to jump start the hiring process if the issues continued. The person would rebound and nothing would come of it. It created a lot of unnecessary paranoia and moral problems. Ironically I think there was only one time that someone's job was posted and they were actually replaced, yet they had several people quit over the years because they got sick of the threats.

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    kcdashinfo

    You are making the assumption that the job is legit. It doesn't cost companies much to post jobs to 'see' what the response will be. They're talent phishing at best and worse several other seedy things they do to collect information from applicants. If you have done any amount of job searching you will come to see that most of the jobs are not legit from the point of view that they intend to actually employ someone. It's not illegal nor does it even cost anything.

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      VowXhing

      Or they post jobs to keep a pool of potential applicants :-(

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    muffinTrees

    The answer is most hr/recruiting people are the first filter and they usually don’t have a clue about most roles...

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    Robertusa123

    Looking for cheep employees...

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    tonne97

    You might be too qualified

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    Leolily1221

    Sometimes those doing the hiring are afraid the applicant who is overqualified or has a solid resume, may end up taking their job. I actually had someone elude to this in an interview.

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    CMDR_KingErvin

    Happens a lot when management is in no rush to hire. Usually some poor sap is stuck doing 3 people’s jobs while their egghead manager is promising things will improve “soon” when they hire someone else.

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    MitaAltair

    >Hiring managers who repost a job to get more applicants after turning down qualified ones, why? As a hiring manager, I will tell you that when I'm hiring someone it is more than just qualifications. I'm going to be spending 8hrs per day working with someone and so there is an intangible "vibe" component as well. I needed someone to do marketing and social media and there was this resume that sparkled. This person had great experience and her social media was awesome, she knew her stuff. Brought her in, and she was very knowledgeable and could easily do the job but... She was a pill. She had a horrid personality and complained about so many trivial things throughout the interview . She also insulted our company several times as if we were beneath her but the insults were back handed subconscious insults she wasn't aware she was doing. So no, I didn't hire her even though on paper she was awesome. I had another interview where the person admitted through the interview that he didn't really want to work for us but there was no other work available so he'll slum it with us (I'm paraphrasing of course) so no, I didn't hire him either. Sure there are some jobs where any cog can turn the wheel and it doesn't matter who you plug it with. But most jobs require someone who can "mesh" with the job environment. Similarly, there are plenty of times applicants accidentally shoot themselves in the foot during the interview without even knowing it. Fact is, when I'm hiring I want to hire someone who WANTS to work with me and my company. If you don't, then that will come out in the interview process unless you are a pathological liar. You may think you are hiding your disdain but you are not, a skilled interviewer knows who is full of shit and who is genuine. Then lastly, there are times when nothing is "your fault" you just aren't a good fit for the company culture. And that happens.

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      Galaxyrollercoaster

      This 1000%. More than the resume, we want to make sure you are aligned with several factors. If you talk about wanting work-life balance or the ability to purse an advanced degree while on the job, but the industry is one where you need to be available after hours for issues (within reason), that’s a “red flag”. I *don’t* agree with it and spoke up about it, but a candidate talked about being a new parent and people on my team wondered if the person could handle the demands of the job. If the role requires you to interface with executives, and you’re not comfortable/confident talking to the hiring manager about why you’re a good fit, then I can’t put you in front of an exec and expect you to hold your own. Red flag. Also, I’m hiring for more entry-level roles (less than 3 years experience) but it’s HORRID how many spelling/grammar/sentence structure errors I see. I’m hiring for a writing focused role; while everyone makes mistakes (heck, there’s probably errors in what I typed here), but if I see a improperly structured sentence on your resume (the most important document in the hiring process), it’s an automatic NO. Someone misspelled their client name (a commonly known company) wrong. Red flag!

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    toddinraleighnc

    They may be looking for some pedegree that you don't have, or are shoppers. Time wasters.

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    cZych

    Ageism, I think is a lot of it. My husband, in his early 50s, has spent the past year being turned down for being “ too senior “ as well as overqualified. And even turned down for CONTRACT jobs for being overqualified. Why would it matter if it’s a job that is only supposed to last 2-6 months anyway? It’s exhausting.

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    ben242

    There are two possible reasons that don’t have anything to do with you specifically. 1) job boards often boost newer posts in their search results over older results. Reposting may make it surface higher in search results. 2) some employers are so big that they just continually collect resumes to build a talent pool they can reach out to.

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    ae_and_iou

    I can think of several reasons you may have been rejected. I don’t necessarily think these are legitimate reasons, but these are some reasons people get rejected. How is your resume formatted? If it’s formatted poorly (or too design heavy) it may have been automatically rejected by the applicant tracking system without anyone ever seeing it. Did your resume or cover letter contain any typos? They may think you have poor attention to detail or poor communication. Did the application ask for your preferred salary? They may think your salary expectations are too high for the position. You may not be located in their ideal geographic area. They may have interviewed someone else with a similar background and the hiring manager didn’t like the applicant, and they’re changing their focus. And then there’s bias. They may have rejected you based off of some bias (race, gender, sexual orientation, etc), which is totally illegitimate (and illegal), but does happen.

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    sharknado523

    I once saw this happen - a new manager wanted to hire his friend, they had to keep posting the job to get additional applicants to reject so they could say they interviewed enough people before hiring him. Eventually, the manager's friend got tired of waiting and accepted another job. The role was ultimately never filled. LOL.

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    punknprncss

    As the other comment said, you might not be as qualified from there perspective as you thought you were. For example - I work in marketing, on paper I am qualified for most of the positions I apply for. But what I run into is they want to hire someone that works more in the industry. I have event marketing experience, and let's say I apply to a position doing Event Marketing for a MLB team - while I do have event marketing experience, while I check off every requirement on their list, they might still want to try to find someone that has sports marketing experience, which I don't have. Due to more companies having diversity and inclusion initiatives, qualified candidates are be disqualified if they don't fill that diversity box. Qualified candidates can be disqualified from trivial things completely out of their control - you went to the hiring managers rival high school or your name is John and they already have 5 John's working there or the last John they had was terrible. Also a lot of HR departments do blind hiring based off a percent - your resume is uploaded in the system and it scans it for certain criteria, system gives a percent match. Some companies will disqualify your application if it's say below a 90% match. It's hard to say though what you might really be doing wrong because something that might be wrong at one company might be exactly right at the next.

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      cowoj

      I didn’t consider the industry aspect but you could be very right. The industry I’ve worked in has been different than a lot of the jobs I’ve been applying to. Thank you for your advice!

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    greenflash1775

    They’re collecting resumes, bottom fishing, or promoting from within like most job postings they’re time wasters. Stop wasting your time tailoring your resume and writing cover letters. Take all the time you waste doing that bullshit and use it to get a certification that will help you get hired.

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    nowhereisaguy

    Sometimes it’s not just qualifications. It’s personality and how you would fit in with the team. Take this example. I am an Ops Manager with strong financial skills and the appropriate years experience. That Ops role will report to a Senior manager who is very good in Finance, so although that is a good skill, they want someone who is an outgoing leader who can lead and train a team to create cohesion and reduce turnover. That’s not a knock on the person and technically yes, the person meets requirements, but are looking for other soft skills that will even out the team.

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    Secure_SeaLab

    Some places have an “always hiring” policy. Which really just means “always interviewing,” even if they are fully staffed. Just for the record IMO this is super lame.

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    skiswithcats

    I got rejected from a job back in January after completing 5 interviews, and they STILL haven't filled the role. They keep reposting it and I keep getting notified on LinkedIn. However, they reached back out for another role and now I'm interviewing for that one. I think companies sometimes take their time to find the exact right fit for their open roles.

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    cypriss

    Just curious, why do you think it’s an employers market current?

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    parakeetpoop

    I’ve recommended against hiring some candidates who were qualified and highly skilled just because they didn’t seem like a good cultural fit. I don’t just look for what you’ve accomplished, I also evaluate how you’re coming across. Cultural fit is a big part of job success and low turnover rate. If you’re not happy, you won’t perform at your best no matter how skilled you are.

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    Shto_Delat

    I think this has a lot to do with HR taking over the hiring process. Most HR people don’t really know what the company does and so have no ability to tell who would be a good candidate or not.

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    poke2201

    I've been on the business side of this and its as /u/UCRecruiter says, your resume or your interview was not good enough for us specifically and we're still looking for a suitable candidate. While I personally haven't experienced this while hiring, theres been times where your picks don't take the job for various reasons and the posting needs to go back up. Keep trying, someone will eventually take a chance.

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    JohnnyGasparini

    As other's have said - the person that determines how qualified you are is the hiring manager. Not you. Perhaps they are looking for that purple unicorn. And we can all say how unrealistic that is. But since he/she is the one doing the hiring, they get to make that decision. Also - when you submit your resume, you are likely among tens (if not maybe up to a hundred) of others doing the same. There isn't a baseline or criteria where if you meet all points on the posting, you're going to get an interview. At the end of the day - it's a subjective practice. For the most part, the amount of time spend on your resume is measured in seconds. Maybe a few minutes if something you have catches their eyes. Nothing personal - that is just the way it is. It's not just about whether you are qualified relative to the job posting. But how you stack up against other applicants as well as the mental picture the hiring managers has in their heads. For the most part - you are likely not doing anything wrong per se. You're likely just being beaten out by others or simply not measuring up to the hiring manager's expectation. Again - it's not personal. As frustrating as that is, just keep at it. Review your resume or even have other's look at it. I know a fresh set of eyes can always help.

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    cbdudek

    The main reason that companies do this is that they don't have qualified candidates at the price range they are looking to hire. I have been involved in hiring decisions for 13 years of my career, and I have seen it many times. I have even taken calls from candidates that were interested in a job that were 100% qualified, but their resumes are not written well. Either spelling errors, bad grammar, or just flat out poor information on them. This is why its so important to make sure that your resume addresses the key areas of experience the business is asking for.

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    arkanoid86

    Possibly a stupid question but...are there any typos on your resume? Do you have gaps in your work history or a lot of short duration jobs? As a hiring manager, I may get a resume for someone that has the buzzwords to check all the right boxes but if the resume has typos, there are large gaps in employment, or a bunch of jobs of 1 yr to 18 months, I'll pass without an interview. There are other red flags but those are my main ones. Sometimes I might already have a candidate in mind that I want to hire for a role, but HR has some bullshit stupid reason the job has to be posted publicly first. So you go through the motions and turn down all the applicants so you can hire the person you wanted in the first place. It's a waste of everyone's time but a lot of companies have stupid hiring policies. SOME companies (and I've never done this because it's bullshit...but it definitely happens) want to hire someone on an H1B or some visa but they have to show that they can't hire anyone local first. So they post the job a few times and then when they can "prove" there are no good quality candidates, they can hire someone through the H1B or other work visa program and treat that employee like an indentured servant. In the end, like it or not, networking is crucial. You have to get to know people. Almost every job I've ever gotten was because I already knew someone at the company. And I suck at networking. I just have been at it long enough that I've made a good impression on previous co-workers, bosses, etc., and that leads to jobs.

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      CosmicLightning

      I sure hope you don't do a labor type job hiring and expect a college or high school dropout to be perfect in grammar or spelling. Sorry, but I'd never want to work with or for a company that is so petty it refuses to hire based on grammar or spelling.

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    bduddy

    Ever listen to job board ads? They sell companies on being able to find the "perfect candidate". So that's what everyone thinks they can get now, if only they flood enough websites. You met *some* of the bonus points but not all, so clearly you weren't "perfect". Gotta keep waiting for the perfect ~~resume faker~~ candidate!

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      ElenorShellstrop

      just like online dating, ugh

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    S3RG10

    Because the guy from inside didn't qualify, so we have to do it again so he can get that promotion. Yes, he isn't qualified, but he's the bosses friend.

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    No-Height-9087

    I do recruiting.Lots of time You can be a perfect Match, But if ur past work history demonstrates for example that You can't last more than one year in a job You Will probably get discarded mostly because Recruiting companies guarantee candidates for at least 12 months and they don't wanna risk it.To be honest there can be múltiple factors, mostly depending on the perception of the person doing the actual hiring and the client itself.

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      masterluvp

      About this... recent grad here but with school, I’ve done a variety of extracurriculars and jobs as opposed to sticking to one club for example and climbing up (half were also temp stuff anyways) from year to year. At the time I was uncertain about what I wanted to do, but I’ve dedicated my time now to work on my technical skills and freelance. Do you think seeing the list would be a turnoff for them? I doubt I’d be doing that much experimenting ever again in life...

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    Astralahara

    Uhm... aside from the obvious "They didn't think you were qualified." what do you want to hear? Maybe you job hopped? Maybe you weren't as qualified as you thought? Also it's kind of an employee's market right now. Applicants are scarce.

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    Recruiter4theppl

    Did the posting change? Sometimes we’re learning on the fly. You post a job, collect applicants, begin screens and interviews only to find out the job description isn’t accurately portraying what you’re looking for. Or as the process moves along the needs of the business change and we need to adjust what the opening will look like accordingly. Depending on the role you applied for the recruiter could have gotten swamped too. There’s no real right answer to how to handle a flood of applicants. If they end up buried with 200 applicants and they have a lot on their desk, they could have reached out to a handful of candidates and cut the rest loose. Often times we have set expectations for how long candidates can sit around before we reach out or disposition. If I have 30 jobs to work and can only allocate a handful of hours for interviews on one role, you try to find a few good ones and cut the rest loose. I’ve been in a situation where I had 65 open jobs and 4,000 candidates to review. We were understaffed on the recruiting team and you just do what you can. It sucks for everyone involved but sometimes you make the call to cut what could have been a great candidate loose rather than sour the relationship between the candidate and the company by leaving them hanging. None of its personal, feel free to reapply and shoot a quick note over to the HR team to let them know you think you’re a fit. It could all just be metrics, you need to reach out to candidates in a specific timeline and you need to repost your jobs every X amount of days.

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    CosmicLightning

    I'm sorry this happened. Pretty sure everyone's covered it on why. But I'm also going to say most employers want an individual who is overqualified but they can get for less pay and make them work 3 people's jobs all at once. Also, how do I make my resume sound like someone doesn't want me. I keep being spammed by recruiters saying, "I think you would be a good fit for this role, please apply" when reading the job app, it has CDL requirement, or must be able to lift 100 lbs, etc. Did you not read my resume. I don't have a CDL nor do I prefer lifting 100 lbs daily.

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    Galaxyrollercoaster

    MESSAGE THE HIRING MANAGER ON LINKEDIN WITH YOUR RESUME After you apply. Don’t trust the ATS or the recruiter. Recruiters\HR are known for not understanding the role and just generally being unhelpful. My HR department is crap and I’ve had to source candidates on my own on LinkedIn. Every single candidate that messaged me on LinkedIn got a screening interview and I personally (the hiring manager) reviewed their resume.

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    940387

    It's a bullshit job no doubt or they would fill it quickly. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullshit_Jobs&ved=2ahUKEwj4kZLqsdTwAhVrrJUCHeSBDb4QFjAKegQIJhAC&usg=AOvVaw1xM3xfOPvNJ2g2oD0LH0_T

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    tltr4560

    I’ve been wondering the same thing about this one specific job I keep seeing relisted like, every other week since I applied to it. The application deadline was like May 9 or something around there when I applied to it for the first time. Didn’t hear back anything from it. Then I saw the same job reposted again with a deadline of May 15. And then I saw it again this past weekend saying the deadline to apply is now May 25. Weird thing is, the requirements weren’t even asking for anything super difficult or niche, it said they’d like to see people with customer service experience of some sort and they’d even consider people who don’t have degrees. Didn’t have a caveat saying something like “must have 3-5 years expedience in _____”, didn’t have a “not required but nice to haves list”. So I don’t even think it’s because they were getting applicants that didn’t fit the requirements they were looking for. I can’t think of any reason other than whoever they offered the job to the past 2 times turned down the offer after finding out it’s a scam position. But if there’s some other reason as to why companies do this, someone please chime in. Can’t tell if this is just a covid thing or if it’s a sign to be aware of said company.

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    MyBoognshIsHuge

    They have Machine Learning algorithms that can can more or less accurately predict your personality and political leanings just from your résumé. AI is awesome for getting around pesky discrimination laws. Or they could be doing background checks and they didn’t like your criminal background or your credit score or a photo you posted on IG. Hell, I live in a country in SE Asia where it’s routine for companies and NGO’s to hold job interviews when they need consulting work done. They’ll give you an interview task to do before the interview and want a .ppt. The interview task is the work they needed done.

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    BrujaBean

    Oh I’m in this position right now. I posted a specialized position, had something like 50 applicants that met qualifications (posting only asked for high school diploma or equivalent). I read resumes and cover letters, I had about 10 that were stand outs, MDs, tons of directly relevant experience, etc. I had another 10 that were pretty top tier, so I rejected the 30 others. 3 months later, the hiring process dragged on such that the top candidates took offers elsewhere and so I’m now reposting to see if I can catch more like those top 10 but now that we’re prepared to hire with less delay.

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    bluedragon708

    Well I’m going to be honest depending on the field they don’t hire over qualified because there to good to be there and alway end up with a better job/ job that fits skills better .

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    TheNonDuality

    Honestly, you ever think you just weren’t as qualified as you think you are?

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    KFCConspiracy

    Maybe there's something about you. Social media, resume isn't as good as you think(I assume every applicant I get with a bad resume thinks it's a good one). Maybe the employer is up to no good.

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