Career Advice

What Does It Mean When an Employer Sends You a Survey?

Hire Bulletin 6 June, 2022

Surveys are becoming a massive thing for employers these days. Not only do active employers send their workers surveys, but prospective ones do as well. You might even get a survey from an employer that rejected your application or interview. Why do they send those things?

They Are Truly Trying To Improve Their Processes

Some businesses want to make their hiring process more efficient and timely. Thus, they might send surveys that ask how long your wait was, whether the personnel staff was friendly and if the process was easy or challenging for you.

They Want To Know What Workers Want

You might get a survey with an array of questions about why you want to work for the employer, how long you intend to stay, and whether you want a job or their job. The survey may question you about other places to see if you want to work there too.

You can think of it as an unofficial interview. The employer might just want to know where you're coming from. Go ahead and answer the questions and be honest about them. They most likely pay people to read them, and they'll receive your information.

They Want To Know About You Specifically

In some cases, a prospective employer might want to know something about you and your experience specifically. Maybe they want you to respond to their rejection or describe an aspect of the interviewing process you might have thought was odd.

It's up to you whether you want to complete such a survey. You might feel like giving them a piece of your mind for wasting your time, or you may feel like you don't want to dignify them with a response.

Most surveys are sent out of curiosity and not harm. The employers want to know what you have to say about your desire to work for them and your experience in the hiring process. Take the time to complete the survey if you care.