Job hunting is a long and tricky process. You’ve reached out to countless companies, uploaded dozens of personalized cover letters and résumés and, low and behold, you finally landed the initial phone interview!
Hiring personnel – whether human resources or manager - want to know who is the best candidate for their opening. How do they make their final selection, especially when there are a number of qualified candidates?
A common question that job seekers have is why they do not hear back from companies or recruiters after a job application or interview. Let’s explore some scenarios to get a sense of what’s happening on the other side of the hiring table.
For much of the past 40 years, we heard a college degree is the way to get ahead. The Georgetown Center for Workforce Development and Education has done extensive analysis to demonstrate that, while two out of three entry-level jobs in the industrial economy demanded a high school diploma or less, now two out of three jobs demand at least some education or training beyond high school.