The reason a job goes unfilled has only four main possibilities:
- The job doesn’t pay enough to merit a response from qualified candidates,
- The qualified candidates are older than the employer would like to see,
- The job posting isn’t real, it’s just an excuse to make someone within the organization fill in for a job above his/her pay grade without suitable compensation,
- The person doing the hiring has no idea what the job really entails and thus doesn’t forward candidates for fear of making a bad hire.
These is just the phenomenas which have been observed, and nowadays number 3 is particularly prevalent. After all, it is perfectly reasonable to require 8-10 years of experience for an entry level position. How else can we justify not actually hiring anyone and paying our overqualified, burned out employees so little?