Candidates often complain that they never hear back when they send their resume.  I have to admit I generally reply to everyone out of respect and understanding that during these difficult times, everyone deserves to be heard (or at least their resume responded to).  The reason I say generally is that I have continued to place ads where I not only ask for specific requirements, I also have been clear that people should NOT APPLY if they do not meet those requirements.  Since I read all resumes sent and some candidates ignore my wishes, I have chosen to ignore their resumes.  If I am looking for an accountant I do not want to get a resume for a chef (no, I did not misspell “chief” in CFO) or a customer service rep. Some people may think I am being harsh, but what I am trying to do is to explain why candidates get no response at times.  Admittedly, not all Companies are as responsive as I am, and this is sad, however, I also understand the frustration of getting hundreds of resumes that are not even close to what you are looking for. 


Solution:  If you see a position advertised for a company you want to work with or for, do not respond to the ad, look up the HR person and/or the company and send them a letter and resume as to why you may fit into a position in their company, you may want to look up the kinds of position that the company usually hires for.  Linkedin is a powerful tool and allows you to reach out to not only HR people but to other employees who may be in a position similar to yours.  Bottom line…you are not looked at as being brilliant for sending your resume for a position you are clearly not qualified for, instead it brings into question your creditability for any future positions.

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