Job Seekers Want to Know: “Why Don’t You Call Us Back?”
Care to help us out here?
Last week, my colleague Anthony Balderrama, a writer for our job seeker-focused blog, The Work Buzz, told me:
“We often hear from job seekers who wonder why, when they apply – or even interview – for a position, they never hear back from the employer at all.”
So why is this, exactly? Anyone can understand – especially if you’re getting up to 75 resumes for a single position – that you can’t always get back to every single applicant…but to never so much as e-mail or call someone back after an interview? Now, that just seems cold (not to mention that it’s also potentially damaging to your employment brand).
But like the understanding best friend in a classic romantic comedy, we know there are two sides to every story. That said…would you mind, dear readers, indulging us? What would make you–or what has ever made you–not call a candidate back?
Is it simply that you don’t have the time? Or perhaps it’s the candidate’s responsibility to follow up with you? (Or are there are some things so awkward that even mustering a generic “Thanks, but no thanks” e-mail is impossible?)
Please share your ideas in the comments section below!
About Mary Lorenz
Mary is a copywriter for CareerBuilder, specializing in B2B marketing and corporate recruiting best practices and social media. In addition to creating copy for corporate advertising and marketing campaigns, she researches and writes about employee attraction, engagement and retention. Whenever possible, she makes references to pop culture. Sometimes, those references are even relevant. A New Orleans native, Mary now lives in Chicago, right down the street from the best sushi place in the city. It's awesome.