Here’s Why Employers Don’t Contact You After a Job Interview

Globalization and the improving government reforms have created several jobs recently that allow several people to earn their living. Nevertheless, finding the right job and getting it, is a really tough job. You can apply for several jobs at once based on your qualifications and area of expertise, but the biggest hurdle that you must face in getting selected for the applied position is the dreaded job interview. It is quite common for several applicants to face a situation when they never hear anything after their application. Several organizations make it a point to send a rejection letter or email correspondence but in most cases the applicant has to simply wait for the company’s response. If you have appeared for an interview and haven’t heard from the company or organization here are a few reasons why they might be making you wait.

Other interviews are taking time:

When you appear for an interview, it is quite likely that you are not the only or the first one being interviewed. Interviews are a time consuming process and interviewers often take all the interviews before declaring the results to choose the best candidates. The probability of this situation is even greater in case of limited number of openings for a particular role/position in a company.

An important person is missing:

Interviews are generally conducted by more than one individual and sometimes when you do not receive a reply, it is often possible for important people necessary to take the process forward to be absent. If an employee is absent due to any unforeseeable circumstances, the process gets stuck and you might have to wait till the matter is resolved and your application is taken forward.

Preparations for the next round:

Interviews are conducted in several rounds and when you do not hear from the company after your interview, it is often likely that the preparations for the next round are being made. Choosing a group of individuals from a lot is a complicated task and an applicant has to go through several criteria. The hiring process can also involve several important meetings, discussions and emails that have to be completed before the next round can take place.

The position you applied for was put on hold or eliminated:

Business in itself is a dynamic entity and is subject to a lot of unexpected changes. Mergers, policy reforms, budget cuts etc. can result in the elimination of several job positions or the creation of new ones. When you do not get a response after an interview, there is a possibility that the role you applied for was either dissolved or they are considering a different position for you than you applied for due to the business demands.

Awaiting response from other candidates:

As several people appear for a particular position, it is quite likely that there is a better candidate for the job and you are the second choice. It might be a case that the interviewers are negotiating with the first preferred candidate and are waiting for their response. A job position isn’t filled till the time an employee shows up for the job, so make sure to consider this situation when applying for a job.

They are not interested:

Let’s face it, you’re not the only fish in the pond and there are several other candidates who might be more experienced and qualified to do the job. Getting a particular job is subject to fierce competition and there is always a chance of rejection, despite of one having a highly decorated résumé. While some organizations have appointed people to inform the candidates about the result of the interview, some companies are not bothered as the number of applicants is too high. Being ready to face rejection is an important part of finding a job and applicants should be ready.

The above mentioned points are few of the major probabilities that can happen when you do not get any response after an interview. Interviews while a cakewalk for many can be stressful, before, during and after their completion.

Author: Luke Peters spends most of his time writing and reading about topics like management, finance, trading and marketing etc. His acute knowledge about the various topics has made him the content contributor for

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