I’ve spoken to a lot of frustrated job seekers who apply to jobs online and never get interviews. I’ve always let them know that online postings are never a sure thing. Sometimes the jobs are already filled internally before they are posted. Sometimes the corporate recruiter is too busy to look at all the resumes. Sometimes the filters set up to screen the resumes are too narrow and many qualified candidates are excluded from the search. There are probably more reasons too. I just came across an article on Forbes.com that gives an example of what happened to one job seeker. It shows the importance of following up after submitting to online postings. Here’s a link to the article – http://onforb.es/1zK8POV

 

In this age of social media and online transactions, there is still no substitute for personally connecting with someone!