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The top reasons an employer didn’t call you back
For many of us, submitting a job application and getting no response from an employer is worse than getting their application rejected outright. Was there a technical error? Did my submission accidentally get lost? Did aliens intercept it?
“Confidence is so fragile during the job-search process that [job seekers] immediately jump to the worst conclusion,” says Tami Palmer, founder at career coaching firm Greyzone Mentoring.
Waiting is torturous, and experiencing radio silence while waiting is downright brutal—but unfortunately it isn’t unheard of. To help calm your nerves (at least a little), you should know that career experts say there are a few logical—if annoying—reasons an employer didn’t respond to your application.