“We are going to have to pass on this candidate.” We recently received this message about a candidate our client was previously very excited to talk to. They had not interviewed them yet, and no one else had moved forward, so we were very confused by this update.
It turns out the company had tried to set up an interview with the candidate several times, but received zero response. We reached out to the candidate, who had no idea the company was interested. After a little digging we found out our client had reached out to the candidate using the email on their resume, which was their school email they no longer had access to. The candidate used their current email to create the account needed to apply, but it did not occur to them that the emails did not match.
Do not miss out on opportunities because of a simple oversight! Even if you are currently in school it is best to use a personal, but professional, email on your resume.