If you think filling out job applications and stressing over resume and cover letter drafts is tough, imagine having to sift through hundreds of such applications in an effort to recruit, interview and hire qualified candidates. That's exactly what HR managers do on an everyday basis. Not to mention conducting orientations, offering training and overseeing employee growth to enhance onboarding and reduce turnover.
Data collected by the Department of Labor indicates that in 2016, one in three human resources managers worked more than 40 hours per week. HR managers are busy, and recruiting, interviewing and hiring qualified candidates is no easy matter, so if you want to be a candidate who hears back from HR managers and moves forward in the interview process, you may want to rethink your current application and interview strategy.