Sometimes, companies publish vacancies just for formalities.
So, when you apply for a job and the employer didn’t get back to you, one of the following factors is probably responsible for it.
Jobs are filled via networking.
85 per cent of all jobs are filled via networking and it’s better for applicants to be networkers than job seekers.
It’s easier for applicants to get a job through networking than applications.
When employers announce vacancies, they expect lots of candidates to apply for the positions so they can choose the applicants they considered fit for the job.
But it only takes grace to be among one or two persons that will come from external applicants.
Recruiters already know who they’re going to hire
Sometimes, before employers throw a job posting open to applicants, they already know who they want to employ for the position. Announcing the vacancy is only meant to fulfil righteousness.
Someone has already filled the position.
Apart from this, there are other forms of discrimination like age barrier, over-qualification and employment gap issues. These are some of the discriminatory practices among employers.
Most CVs go to the trash can unread
See, here’s the truth. Some employers don’t have the time to look at every job application they receive. And in a country like Nigeria, where the unemployment rate is high like a mountain, an employer may receive one thousand applications for just one opening.
If there’s an impending layoff