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Why Do Companies Run Ads for Jobs That Are Filled or Have Someone in Mind (VIDEO)



A good question. What I describe are the usual reasons why this occurs.


The question is, “why does an employer sometimes place ads for positions that they have already filled or for which they already have someone specific in mind.”

Great question. I’m going to break down the question will be breaking into a couple of parts.

The first thing you have to understand is that companies are filled by human beings and human beings make mistakes. So, in the first scenario, positions they already filled. Often that job is been sitting on a job board or sitting on the company website and they forgot to take it down. It is not their most important priority. So it sits there until someone brings it to their attention.

I know I make that mistake and I’m sure they do, as well so cut them some slack. They made a mistake; you make mistakes. Let it go.

For which they already have someone specific in mind.

Now sometimes the issue here is that they have an obligation to interview internal candidates before going to the outside so, to be specific sometimes, they may not have someone internal in mind (they may, in which case the issue may be they want to see if there's someone better).

So sometimes the person is okay; they feel obligated to talk to them but not completely sold on them. Thus, they ran an ad because they want to see if there's a better option.

Your job, no matter what is, is always to create a great impression and demonstrate to the firm that it was worth their while talking with you, to get them excited. If you take the road of, “Oh, man! Why did they waste my time, you wasted your time and theirs so get yourself out there.

Always look at this as an option for selling yourself.

Understand this and that firms make mistakes. You're always competing so (itself on Jeff Altman big game Hunter had to job search coaching each you can ask the questions that plus the fact is the great information to help you find have a terrific day

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