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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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Many Job Applicants Include False Info on Their Resumes

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Having a solid resume is more important than ever in today’s tight job market, but a new survey shows many office managers believe applicants have included dishonest information on their resume.

A survey commissioned by of 1,013 senior managers finds 43 percent of respondents believe job applicants include false information on their resumes somewhat often or very often.

Some 431 employees were also polled in the same survey.  More than one in five workers said they know someone who stretched the truth on resumes.  When asked what type of information did the person misrepresent or exaggerate, 58 percent cited job duties, followed by education, employment dates and job experience.

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