CA Global Headhunters talks about the responses on job applications

Applying for jobs has become so easy with today’s development of modern technology, yet it has opened up a whole new set of “rules” for job applicants.  You can at any given moment utilize the hundreds of job portals out there and apply for as many jobs as your heart desires.  However, for the recruiter on the receiving end it means they receive not only 10 (ten) or 20 (twenty) CV’s per job opening but anything from 75 (Seventy) to 200 (Two hundred) applications.

Diane Thake, Group Operations Manager at CA Global has a passion for recruitment and takes on the role of operations, training and human resources. She has 6 years’ experience within the industry and has had great success within the financial recruitment field.

We chat to Diane Thake from The CA Global Group to find out why job applicants do not hear back on each and every job application.

How many CV’s does the average consultant at CA Global receive?

Each consultant within the CA Global Group receives on average between 30 (Thirty) to 100 (Hundred) applicants daily per job opening and work on between 10 (Ten) and 30 (Thirty) jobs at a time.

This means every day recruitment consultants within the CA Global Group receives anything from 300 to 3000 CV’s at a time and in between these applications are people applying for jobs they do not qualify for.  

Why do job applicants not hear back on each and every job application?

We are all job seekers at some point in our career and have at some point experienced “no response” on our job applications.

We realize that as a job applicant you get utterly frustrated when you don’t get feedback but taking all the facts into account it isn’t possible to respond and reply to everyone, on every job application especially because our main focus is to find you a job. The reality is recruiters just don’t have the time to get back to all job applicants even though we strive to do so.    

What happens to an applicant’s CV when CA Global receives it and you don’t match the specifications of that job opening?

Your CV is loaded onto our internal recruitment database and is accessible to all CA Global Consultants for any future job opportunities.  Before we advertise for any new job openings we will first do an in-depth search of our database, getting in touch with our past applicants.

Our highly advanced database allows consultants to capture even the oldest CV and details on first application.

What other reasons are there, but not limited to why applicants don’t get feedback?

  1. They are not qualified for the position

  2. Their CV’s are not up to scratch

  3. Their CV is different from their online profile

What measures does CA Global take to improve their interaction with job seekers?  

We realize how important job seekers are and as a business we will not exist if it weren’t for applicants seeking new opportunities and trusting us on finding their next career step.

Therefore, CA Global has proactively started putting new interactive platforms in place to stay in touch:


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