“What am I doing wrong? It never tells me what I did wrong, it just tells me “Sorry! Not good enough.” This is getting very frustrating, I put down I was able to work all the time, and the costumer always comes first, and everything else you are supposed to say. So why aren’t they sending it through?”
That’s a good question, Kiley; when employers post a job through Snagajob or in their own applicant tracking system (the name for the online system that processes and tracks your application) they can set filters to allow only applications that meet their basic requirements to reach hiring managers. I know that’s really frustrating, but it’s meant to benefit everyone; with the market as tough as it is, hiring managers can get swamped by people applying to every job, not just the ones they are qualified for.
Imagine that you’ve finally finished the perfect application for the perfect job. You’re a super fit. Your application is an error-free picture of awesomeness. You click “Submit” and never hear a thing. The hiring manager didn’t see it because he or she get stuck under hundreds of applicants that didn’t meet the requirements but still landed in the same inbox as yours.
That doesn’t make your situation any less frustrating, but filters vary from employer to employer. Depending on your age, licenses, experience and assessment answers, you’ll receive different results when you apply. If you’re continuing to fill out applications and finding you don’t pass the employers filters, you may want to:
- Review your information to ensure it’s all accurate
- Be extra careful when answering assessments
- Try another industry
- Try applying in person
I hope that answers your question; good luck with your job search!