Ask an Expert: 'Why Won't Employers Call Me Back?'

Many of our readers have asked recently, "Why won't employers call me back?" Job seekers get that employers can't always respond to every single applicant ... but to never so much as e-mail or call someone back after an interview? What gives?

Some job seekers have applied to hundreds of jobs and haven't received as much as an e-mail acknowledging receipt of the resume. Others haven't heard a peep from HR or the hiring manager after having an interview (or two or three). Job seekers are left scratching their heads wondering why they can't get even a "thanks, but no thanks" from employers. There are two sides to this story.