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Old 08-27-2016, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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Don't even bother with the email. It's insulting.
You actually think it's a BOTHER for them? They can send out a batch of those with a single click so don't your worry about their time! Just be glad they're letting you off the hook.
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Old 08-27-2016, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Camberville
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We may really like you and not hire you. You may be 100% qualified and not hire you. We may not respond for a week or even 2 and be very interested in hiring you. For any open position in my office, we normally review over 30 resumes (prescreened by HR), select 10 for first round interviews, and invite back 3 or 4 to meet the entire team. You might be perfectly qualified but the person who came in before you blew them away with their personality and you didn't seem as strong a fit. The person after you might have come in with a few more years of more specialized experience. It doesn't mean anything's wrong with you.

We also may take out time getting back to you so we get a chance to see all the candidates. The idea that someone will cancel every interview after a stand out interview has never been true from my experience. We may have an interview scheduled a week away and still want to meet that person, even if you're great.

Those emails are sent for closure for you so you're not left waiting.
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Old 08-27-2016, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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I just don't get why so many HR reps send out rejection emails chockful of lies. Not only are you wasting MY time by sending me an email to read in the first place, but you're also wasting your time by writing it. I don't get what's up with all the lies either.

"We thank you for taking your time to send the application/or resume"

"We hope you reapply again!"

"We will keep your resume on file for future openings"

"We think you might be a match for a future opening".

Come on, I wasn't born yesterday! If I send something and don't hear back in a day or two, I think it's safe to say you're not interested. Fine, I've already moved on applied to other jobs by then anyway. I get that they're trying to be kind by sending out rejections, but why do they have to sugarcoat it with lies? I don't need your sympathy or your fake "kindness".
You're lucky. At one point I was out of a job; of the many many resumes I sent out with applications only a small fraction made any attempt to respond with a rejection email or letter. I surely got used to this, but it would have been good to have had some sort of closure so I could cross them off the list. Of course these rejection responses will be written in a manner to blow sunshine up your rear end - but surely you have been around long enough to realize that all companies behave that way these days.

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Old 08-27-2016, 09:39 AM
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A few large employers in my area send out automated emails stating simply that "your application for (the position) is no longer under consideration."

To not also include a message thanking the applicant for applying seems needlessly terse and a little bit inhumane. Fortunately, all of the places I've had experience with also include that thanks and often an encouragement to apply again. Of all of the things to dislike about the modern application process, I can't imagine being resentful about that part of the rejection email.

I think my suggestion to the OP would be to stop reading those messages once the status is made clear.
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Old 08-27-2016, 10:46 AM
 
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It's protocol. If I don't hear back then I'M the one inquiring. I like to know when I can stop expecting an interview. I agree with moving on but a letter is closure.
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Old 08-27-2016, 11:16 AM
 
Location: fluid
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I have mixed feelings about this.

- In one case, I got an e-mail similar to the one you were talking about in the OP, where it's like "we will keep in touch for the future something something" but there was still an ad in the paper for the job the next week.. offended by that because it's somewhat 'insulting to my intelligence' or simply dishonest.

- In a few cases I've simply not heard anything back at all, which I respect, it's not wasting any of our time/resources and I am not offended because I got the message - yet of course I do not take it personally - and I feel comfortable applying there again in the future because I think possibly they are not so full of it

- In one case recently I got a nice letter in the mail saying 'We chose to not interview you'. I mean, it's a waste of paper, time, etc. & it is so unneccesary...it's not like I'd be biting my nails thinking 'maybe they wanted to contact me and they just don't know how' BECAUSE I was conscious enough to provide all of my contact information...like yknow?

Overall it's like 'leaving the door cracked open' in case, I suppose, their minds change *shrug* being that every situation is complex and different, I can think of much worse goings-ons
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Old 08-27-2016, 11:29 AM
 
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What do you want them to say, that they set your resume on fire?

Honestly, I just move on. I don't try to understand why. There was just someone who was better.
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Old 08-27-2016, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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I just don't get why so many HR reps send out rejection emails chockful of lies. Not only are you wasting MY time by sending me an email to read in the first place, but you're also wasting your time by writing it. I don't get what's up with all the lies either.

"We thank you for taking your time to send the application/or resume"

"We hope you reapply again!"

"We will keep your resume on file for future openings"

"We think you might be a match for a future opening".

Come on, I wasn't born yesterday! If I send something and don't hear back in a day or two, I think it's safe to say you're not interested. Fine, I've already moved on applied to other jobs by then anyway. I get that they're trying to be kind by sending out rejections, but why do they have to sugarcoat it with lies? I don't need your sympathy or your fake "kindness".
You're way to sensitive for the job-hunting process...you'll be rejected many times in many different ways...and this is by far one of the better ways.
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Old 08-27-2016, 12:51 PM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
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A lot of these email messages are either automated, or set up with templates that it's relatively little work.


And to me, whether or not I get a rejection email is the same. If they haven't gotten back to you in a timely manner, it's likely they didn't want you. You can read between the lines there.






I have had one rejection letter where it was "handwritten", stating unfortunately, they already just hired another person. The HR POC even called me to state that they ended up hiring another person. I know that this wasn't BS, because during the interview, I overheard them talking about another potential candidate that they extended an offer to. It was also favorable in the sense that the interview went really well otherwise.... they liked me, and I enjoyed interviewing with them. However, this is the exception than the norm.
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Old 08-27-2016, 02:28 PM
 
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When I was applying for jobs a few months ago , I received the most unusual rejection letter/email.

Now, please understand that the only stage completed in the whole process was submitting the initial application.

Out of the blue, I get an email from hr assistant, roughly a month later , stating they had interviewed other candidates and found their still set and background were better than yours and so they went with one of them instead. Funny thing is I never even got an interview , not even a phone one there.

I do think , for some reason unknown to me that whomever sent out the email was just being a little bit mean or spiteful.

Karma will take care of what was really going on with such an unusually harsh rejection letter.
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