I applied to a large International company recently ( 4 weeks ago). I received a 1st call asking only three questions
1 : How quickly I was available.
2 : What salary was I expecting.
3 : Reason for leaving existing company.
Time in call 5 minutes.
That was all that was asked by the person whose task it was to "filter" out from the hundreds of CVs that they had recieved.
2nd call : Sorry but you did not pass the intial process. There was no explanation about which of the three questions filtered me out, just that there was so many canditatures that they had to filter quickly....
I was avaiable within 4 weeks, the reason for leaving was valid and the salary was the going rate for the region.
No discussion about the CV or experience whatsover and this leads me to believe that some people must be is job hunting with very low salarial expectations......