You apply for a job and wait for a positive response. But what if you did not get a response after you made your job application? For once it may be for some small reason but you would worry if your job application is not getting response again and again from employers you expected. You don’t need to worry too much if you did everything right and still did not get a response but you need to know if you made a mistake for which you did not get a response at all. So, what can be possible reasons for it? Well, here are some reasons why your job application did not get a response.
- Missing keywords in your job application
For a single job position there may be hundreds of applicants applying. So, it is a possibility that HR personnel miss out on some job applications. To avoid this competent software is used by companies as application tracking system. So these automated systems look for some specific keywords which should be in your CV matching the keywords in the job description of the company. So, you need to take care of including these keywords so that your application is not missed out.
- Missing Subject line
Sounds very simple but it can lead to no response from an employer. This is again somewhat in line with first point that many applicants apply through email and if you are also sending your application through email which is the norm of the day then you must include prescribed Subject Line in your email else out of hundreds emails your application mail will surely be missed out by HR person of the company.
- Typing error
Now we don’t use pen and paper to write our CV. We prepare our CV mostly on computers using a software or application like MS Word. Here chances of typing and grammar mistakes are quite minimized with proper settings. But if you did not apply these settings they you may end up with some typing and grammatical error. If you send such application then you hive possibility of being rejected in the first place. So, double check your CV before you send it to the employer’s email id.
- Improper cover letter
Cover letter is an essential part of job application. And many candidates make a mistake here while preparing their cover. They try to include everything in this single letter in order to impress the reader. This leads to lot of unnecessary stuffs which is of no use and the reader gets bored of. Along with this detailed cover letter does not mean it covers important things. So, you must prepare your cover letter in such a way that it is crisp, covers important things from employer’s point of view and your matching skills and experience for the job position.
- Wrong format of application
Many people use Microsoft Word for creating resume and cover letter. These files are generally saved with .doc and .docx formats. Now you have put in everything in place in your CV and cover letter and you are expecting response for your job application but you don’t get it and you start wondering what went wrong. Well, you did everything right but unfortunately your CV file is not supported or compatible with the software used by employer and so they can’t open or see it properly your CV. So, you need to avoid this format issue by using universal software in use which looks same everywhere like .pdf files.
- You are overqualified for the job
Yes, sometimes this also happens. You apply for a job thinking you are absolute fit or more than fit for the job. But employer finds that you are actually overqualified for the position. So, if they offer you the job you may not stay for a long period as you would soon look for a growth in terms of pay and position matching your skills and experience. Now your job application will not get a response. So, you need to assess yourself before you simply apply for a job.