Some Reasons Your Job Application Didn’t Get a Response

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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

Avoid These Common Mistakes Describing your Current Job

When you are looking to switch job then you go through a fresh interview. Interviewers ask you about your current job and company. When you are describing your current job you may make a mistake of saying anything negative about it. You should not make such mistake. You are looking to grow and you are looking for a better job opportunity which you see in a company for which you are sitting in the interview but that does not mean you need to say anything negative about your current job or company. This leaves a bad impression. Like this you should avoid some common mistakes when you are describing your current job. Here are those:

 

  1. You should not complain

 When you are asked why you want to move on from your current job then you should not start complaining about your current job. You should not say that you want to leave your current job because you have n numbers of bad things about it. Rather you should talk that you are looking for new opportunity and growth prospect which you feel this new company can provide you.

 

  1. Don’t say that you learnt nothing substantial from your current job

You should not say that that you want a new job because you got no or very limited learning from your current job. Rather you should talk about the things which you learned from your current job which helped you grow. But you want to switch because your current job and company cannot support your long term goals.

 

  1. Don’t use jargon too much

 Even if you are coming from a job which is quite technical in nature you should avoid using too many jargon during the job interview. Don’t think that by using too many jargon you would sound intelligent. In fact it may simple frustrate your interview. This leaves an impression that you are trying to cover up for the lack of knowledge with excessive use of jargons to look and sound smart which may not go your way.

 

  1. Don’t be shy talking about your contributions in your current job

Yes, you are looking for a new job, a better job. You might be sitting for an interview in a bigger company than your current one but that does not mean what you have done so far is of no meaning. You should talk about your contributions in your current job as much as required. This shows enthusiasm you have for your job and your self-confidence as well.

 

  1. Don’t talk bad about your boss

Many employees don’t have many good things to say about their boss behind their back and vice versa. But you should not make this mistake of saying anything negative about your boss. Actually even if you don’t like your boss if you see clearly you have learnt so many things from your boss and he/she has contributed in your career growth and as a person as well. So, talk positive about your boss if asked in your interview.

 

So, no matter what is your reason to leave your current job and going for a new one, you should definitely avoid these mistakes when you are describing your current job.