This Is Why You Never Hear Back After Submitting Your Resume

April 1, 2015 in Daily Bulletin

Found that dream job that you’re perfectly qualified for, yet after submitting your resume you never hear back…ever? Michael S. Derby outlined some research that helped explain why:

  • According to a study ~75% of people who switched into a new job weren’t actively looking for one when they switched.
  • Instead referrals or direct contacts were used to identify candidates.
  • This indicates that it’s the power of your networking, not necessarily your diligence in applying, that determines whether or not you get a job.
  • In fact you may not even ever have a chance to apply. Other research indicates that 42% of new hires are at companies that didn’t bother to report a vacancy.

Read other details about the research, what this means about labour market economics, and more over here.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Via: Quartz