Three tips to help you avoid the job-search 'black hole' with recruiters.
When submitting a resume and applying for a job, why does it take so long before you hear any status or update? - Bev L.
Bev, quick question – for the recruiters who typically take a long time to get back, is it to tell you bad news? In that case, you’re actually lucky they’re responding at all!
Typically, recruiters will be responsive when they want to move forward with your candidacy. However, if you’re not the right fit for the job to which you applied, or they don’t have an open job posting right now for which you’re perfect, you probably won’t hear from them.
Fair or not, in the recruiting world, you are not the customer. The company filling the role – the person who pays their paychecks – is. And, as a result, that’s the person for whom they will be responsive. So, for one, don’t take it personally – it has nothing to do with you, in particular. That’s just how it works.