So many job openings, but so hard to get hired

by Evil HR Lady on August 20, 2014

The Labor Department just released statistics that show that job openings in June are at a 13-year high. But while hiring is also up, it’s not nearly at the levels that the job openings are. For job-hunters, the disconnect can be frustrating and painful.

What’s going on, and how can you get around this?

Not all jobs posted will be filled. Sometimes businesses post jobs with no intention of actually filling them. They’re looking for applicants to put in their files so that they have a supply of candidates when a job does open up. Sometimes, positions are posted, but then internal changes remove the need to fill them. Sometimes, job openings are real, but a company promotes someone internally, and then post that vacancy. That can make it look like two jobs are open, but the company is really hiring only one person.

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