NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The prolonged job hiring process has translated into a disconnect between job seekers and human resource professionals with both groups disagreeing on whether there are enough qualified candidates.
The challenge facing many job seekers is proving that they are qualified enough to be interviewed. A recent survey of almost 4,000 people by Beyond.com, the King of Prussia, Penn.-based job website, found that 75% of HR professionals said they were unable to fill positions because there are too many unqualified candidates. Job seekers disagree with this assessment with 55% who believe they are not getting hired because the marketplace has too many candidates who are qualified.
“Hiring has increased over the past few months as employers become more confident, but job seekers are still struggling with how to prove they are fully qualified to HR professionals,” said Joe Weinlick, vice president of marketing for Beyond.com.