Why do you get no response? It's the Specter of Ghosting!
We all know the horrible feeling of getting no response from potential employers and employees. This is the spooky sounding act of ghosting comes from dating where the partner that you maybe saw spending your whole life with suddenly stops messaging you back. We can all relate to the heartbreak and upset of the relationship gone far too soon and the dreadfully haunting act of ghosting has made its way to the job hunting world. Just like shouting up at the window of the long lost lover screaming “Just give me another chance!”, we at DigitalGrads want to show how employers and employees just need a bit of additional communication to have a match made in heaven!
How Employers Can Avoid Heartbreak
Does this excuse the act of ghosting? Absolutely not! Many employers state in their job descriptions by stating that not every applicant will get a follow up email due to their busy schedules which prepares any applicant for the possible chance that it won’t work out. Although it isn't direct, it's better than receiving no response from your potential employer. No matter how deflating, it’s always appreciated to be told “It’s not you it’s me”. Getting an email that you’ve been unsuccessful in an application allows the applicant to know to move on and continue their job hunt. Simple emails letting applicants know the bad news but offering words of encouragement reminds them there’s plenty more fish in the sea!
Employer's Gloom! Employees Where Are You?
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