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How to avoid being ghosted by a recruiter

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Many of us know what it feels like to be ghosted by a recruiter.

Ghosting (a term that originates from the dating world) is where you don’t hear back from a recruiter at any stage of the hiring process – whether it’s after sending an application or after an interview.

While recruiters have been ghosting candidates for years, it often comes at a hefty price for job seekers and organisations.

Jay Munro, head of career insights at Indeed, says avoiding templates and making your resume stand out could help prevent being ghosted.

If you’ve been ghosted, the experience probably left you questioning your abilities or whether the company or job ever existed. But, there are many reasons why recruiters fail to respond to candidates, and they’re not always personal.

From changing business requirements and filling positions internally, to cancelled jobs and freezing headcounts – there are a few unpredictable events that sometimes cause recruiters to........

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