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Old 01-16-2014, 09:49 AM
 
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I recently interviewed for a job last week. The job is an entry level position where they are hiring 7 employees. The position starts in mid February. I feel like the interview went well. They told me they would contact me back by the end of this week. Just got this email yesterday:
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Dear ,
Thank you for your interest in [company] and your recent application to our [] position.

Please be advised that your application has been placed on hold as we have received a large number of applications and we are taking time to review all applications.

I will be in touch as soon as I have further information. If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to email me.
Should I take that as a rejection? Has anyone ever gotten a job in a similar situation?
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Old 01-16-2014, 09:52 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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It means: don't call us, we'll call you.
At any rate, it's out of your control so continue with your job search.
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Old 01-16-2014, 10:11 AM
 
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It means what it says. ^^^^
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Old 01-16-2014, 10:15 AM
 
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You shouldn't hold your breath... move on... if they come back and your still available great but dont give them a second thought until that point


How to tell when a prospective company is wasting your time
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Old 01-17-2014, 01:43 PM
 
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It means: don't call us, we'll call you.
At any rate, it's out of your control so continue with your job search.
Ok. How long should I wait to email them back for an update?
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads
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Ok. How long should I wait to email them back for an update?
lol.

don't call us, we'll call you also means don't contact us, we'll contact you.
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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Since you interviewed it sounds like a standard rejection notice. "Place your application on hold" after you interviewed?

Keep looking and don't feel bad about it. You might have been one of their top ten choices but with only seven openings......
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:21 PM
 
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I think this was an automated response and all applicants likely received it. I once got an automatic response telling me a job was filled. This was a few hours after having a wonderful conversation with HR where they were very interested in me. I got an offer a day or two later. The auto email was just something the system automatically sent out when the job ad was being updated on their end.

Your position might have have moved to a different status in the HR system. And when that status changed, all the emails might have been sent by the system.
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