Who Else Is Applying? Job Seeker Eric Auld Experiments To Find Out

applying to jobs on craigslist
applying to jobs on craigslist



In May, there were 3.5 job hunters per opening. That sounds bad, but not as bad as job-hunting feels for millions of Americans who have been out of work for months, hurling hundreds of resumes into a chilly vortex of silence.

Are employers really too deluged with resumes to even set up a "thank you" auto-reply? Are there just so many qualified applicants that despite your 10 years of experience, say, and bachelor's degree, you're not even worthy of an electronic condolence, informing you that "the position's been filled"?