I am a Ph.D. looking to transition from academia into industry - which is quite challenging during "normal" times (as industry jobs are much more competitive and well paid), and got an additional "twist" with the pandemic situation thanks to universities cutting down their costs and firing staff.
This is my first outside-of-academia job search ever and I am looking for advice on how to interpret recruiters behaviour. Over the past month, I've had a few companies reaching out to me after I've submitted my application - and while in some cases the conversation with the recruiter ended up well and I got passed to the hiring manager, there were already 2 cases that I don't fully get how to interpret.
The recruiter would appear super interested and advertise their company, as well as seem to be fully satisfied with my experience. They would say that they think I'm a perfect match and enthusiastically promise to follow up with more information etc - but then just disappear. They won't respond to my follow up emails (I sent two so far - one per week) - although during our active conversation, they would reply within an hour.
As a result, I feel very frustrated and don't know what to think. Why wouldn't they be open if they realize that I'm not a good fit? Why would you just start ignoring a candidate instead of taking 30 seconds to write a quick reply..? Or is it something that's "widely accepted" and I should just embrace it?