We have all heard the complaint moaned countless times, “Why don’t recruiters get back to me?!” The infamous Black Hole of the application process, as we call it in the industry. Dare I reply on your behalf, “Because you never should have applied in the first place and already have stolen my valuable time?"
At TheLadders, our client support teams devote much of their days helping recruiters redesign and rewrite their job descriptions to ensure maximum exposure to finding the RIGHT candidates. Even then, we often hear how recruiters must sift through piles of unqualified applications where the job seeker does not meet the position’s minimum requirements.
Through the use of cutting-edge “eye tracking” technology, TheLadders recently studied exactly how much time job seekers spend (not much!) reviewing online JReqs, in addition to what items they find the most valuable (the full research is available via TheLadders’ white paper).