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Monday, September 14, 2009

how do employers choose when they have tons of great candidates?

I wrote recently about the fact that lots of great job candidates are getting rejected these days because there are more good candidates than there are jobs available in this job market. When I have tons of great candidates and only one slot to fill, it's a certainty that lots are going to get rejected. My point was that job seekers shouldn't beat themselves up because it's (probably) not them -- it's the market.

In response, a few people in the comments section asked how employers do make a decision when they have so many great candidates to choose from. Is it random selection or something else?

Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I answer that question. Please check it out and leave your own thoughts in the comments section there.