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Wednesday
Feb202013

Survey: 75% of Job Applicants Don't Hear Back from Employers

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- If you feel like you've wasted countless hours sending resumes and job applications to employers, only to hear nothing back, you are not alone.  

A new survey from CareerBuilder found that 75 percent of people who applied to jobs last year didn't hear back from employers.

"Employers are still being inundated with resumes and unfortunately they are not able to get to every single resume and give them a response," says Michael Irwin of CareerBuilder.

Applicants who managed to score an interview didn't fare much better -- 60 percent of them received no response after meeting with employers.

As Irwin explains, this lack of communication is leaving job seekers with a bad taste in their mouths.

"What we're finding from workers though is if they don't hear a response, even if its a no or a yes, they're going to have a negative view on that company and that can really impact their brand," he says.

The survey says 42 percent of applicants who have a bad experience with a company would never seek employment there again.  Furthermore, 22 percent would advise their friends and family not to work there, and 9 percent would tell their loved ones to not purchase products or services from the company.

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