The Parts of the Recruiting Process Candidates Hate the Most

As a millennial, I’ve done a bit of “job shopping” as the experts like to call it. I’ve filled out my fair share of applications (even a couple of old-fashioned print ones!); I’ve had phone, in-person, and video interviews; and I’ve attended more than a couple of networking and career events.

Between my own experiences as a candidate and looking at the research, these are some of the least favorite parts of the recruiting process for job seekers. Read on to see how companies can steer clear of candidate confusion and frustration and move forward with building early and strong connections.

Ineffective “parsing” features on career sites

No one was more excited than me when I first saw that online applications had a little button that let me upload a resume, then, like magic, all of my information would populate blank fields in just a few seconds. Except it…



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