173. How not to be "ghosted" by recruiters

job hunting job interview Feb 13, 2023
Ghosted by a recruiter?

As job seekers, we've all experienced the frustration of being "ghosted" by recruiters during the recruitment process. It's an all too common scenario - you put in the time and effort to apply for a job, only to never hear back from the hiring manager or recruiter. But why does this happen?

In this episode, I discussed the root causes of poor recruitment behavior, including the impact of virtual interviews and the role of technology in the process. Join me as I explore the challenges recruiters face, and how you can avoid being a victim of job scams, ID theft, and applying for positions that don't actually exist.

I provided four practical tips to avoid being ghosted and answered some questions from my listeners. 

Timestamps to guide your listening:

  • 09:26 - Tip #1: Know your area of expertise and be sharp  
  • 12:52 - Tip #2: Do your research  
  • 18:00 - Tip #3: Be comfortable discussing salaries
  • 20:40 - Tip #4: ATS can be what blocking you
  • 22:59 - Question #1: How to fix a broken bridge?
  • 27:46 - Question #2: Is it true that calling the hiring manager before the application can help maximize the chance of application success?
  • 31:31 - Question #3: Conversations with recruiters

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Hello, I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also an executive coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you are ready, and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you. In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I have developed a range of courses and services for professionals in career or job transition. And, of course, I also coach private clients. 

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