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View Poll Results: Have You Ever Received a 'Rejection Letter' After an Interview?
Yes 26 86.67%
No 4 13.33%
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Johnson City, Tn
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I would rather just know something at all. Employers just say empty words these days when they say "We will let you know" or "We will be in touch". Forked tongues
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:51 PM
 
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I can only imagine how upset people were in the 70s when they were being rejected by phone calls rather than US Postal Mail.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:19 AM
 
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I've never gotten a phone call.
I'm either left hanging, or I get an email.
I usually get an auto-generated, generic email.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:16 AM
 
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I would rather just know something at all. Employers just say empty words these days when they say "We will let you know" or "We will be in touch". Forked tongues
I think that line is what got me so frazzled when I got the letter... I was specifically told "I will call you". I took that as "I will call you to let you know either way" when in reality it probably meant "I will call you if you get the job".


I can always tell when I didn't get the job (aside from how the interview went) by the length of time that passes from the initial interview date. Now I'm just automatically figuring the "No" is in the snail mail.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:19 AM
 
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I think that line is what got me so frazzled when I got the letter... I was specifically told "I will call you". I took that as "I will call you to let you know either way" when in reality it probably meant "I will call you if you get the job".


I can always tell when I didn't get the job (aside from how the interview went) by the length of time that passes from the initial interview date. Now I'm just automatically figuring the "No" is in the snail mail.
that is cruddy that they said they'd call and then sent a letter.

but seriously, you are lucky you're getting rejections at all. a lot of employers don't even do that, even when you interview. it's inexcusably rude, disrespectful, and inconsiderate, but there's nothing that can really be done about it.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Many people on this forum have posted they would rather get a letter than a phone call. They are not comfortable getting bad news in person. They also complain that calling gets the person's hopes up.
^^^ Yes!

Its common to just get a rejection letter but sometimes you are lucky to even get that. Sometimes you never hear back ever in life.

And I've gotten one rejection phone call and that was really uncomfortable. You get your hopes up, cause they are calling and then to be don't nope, not you, awkward! An email would suffice.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:35 AM
 
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but seriously, you are lucky you're getting rejections at all. a lot of employers don't even do that, even when you interview. it's inexcusably rude, disrespectful, and inconsiderate, but there's nothing that can really be done about it.
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^^^ Yes!

Its common to just get a rejection letter but sometimes you are lucky to even get that. Sometimes you never hear back ever in life.
I agree- that would be a lot worse. I'd rather know then not hear anything at all.
I don't see how not contacting a person at all is even remotely professional.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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Most times you don't get anything and when you call back to inquire they say "Sorry, that position has been filled." The letter is their way of documenting it and also avoiding any unpleasantness. If they call you are going to start asking questions about why you weren't selected, etc, and it can get ugly sometimes.

Don
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:45 AM
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Location: Ohio
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Having received plenty of non-notifications and email rejections (both computer-generated and personal) after being rejected for a job, I can't imagine taking offense at receiving a letter, nor can I imagine being notified with a call.

It's an employer's market nowadays. Many employers just change the candidate's status on a web site and leave it to the candidate to log in and get the update.

It's not personal, it's just business.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:01 PM
 
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Hello there.

I recently have been applying for jobs in the teaching field and unfortunately have been turned down for several job offers. From my experience, I thought that employers called you to tell you the results; however today I got a 'Rejection Letter' and I'm somewhat surprised at how tacky it is.

Is it just me?

IMO, I'm trying for a professional, full-time, long-term position and the best a company can do is leave me hanging for over a week and then send me a letter? Is this that common? I know I'm upset because I didn't get the job, but it just seems rather lazy and tacky.

Has this happened to you? Is this common?
Your name suits you.

There are threads on this forum by posters who have gone on 3 interviews for the same position and than don't even hear back.

One on here right now by someone who traveled long distance for an interview and had to contact the HR woman to be told "no you didn't get the job". Had they not followed up they weren't going to be told they didn't get the job.

How would you have liked to have to get on a plane to get to a job interview and than never hear back?

Be thankful you are at least getting a status.
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