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Old 09-11-2016, 05:20 PM
 
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I have been working on call for a school district for the pat 2 years. Despite having good feedback and recommendation letters, I was turned down for a permanent job. The rejection letter was cold and unfriendly. I feel like employers could be a little kinder when sending these letters out, especially when I'm a district employee! The HR manager said she'd meet with me to discuss my interview but I still feel really upset about it.
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Old 09-12-2016, 09:26 AM
 
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Those letters are always cold and harsh. That said I would go to talk with the HR person. It could be very helpful.
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Old 09-12-2016, 12:40 PM
 
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Those letters are always cold and harsh. That said I would go to talk with the HR person. It could be very helpful.
Thank you, I will.
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Old 09-12-2016, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Western Pa
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I have been working on call for a school district for the pat 2 years. Despite having good feedback and recommendation letters, I was turned down for a permanent job. The rejection letter was cold and unfriendly. I feel like employers could be a little kinder when sending these letters out, especially when I'm a district employee! The HR manager said she'd meet with me to discuss my interview but I still feel really upset about it.

Know it's hard... Try to remember those letters are NOT personally what so ever.. Wrote out way before knew or meet you ...

Best way to put it behind you is to move forward as fast as fast possible MY worst mistake was to dwell or take time off between let downs.. Get as many recommendations or referrals as possible asap!!


Also read up on the "you economy" can make you realize not always a negative thing not getting a job - might not be the best fit for you
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Old 09-14-2016, 11:00 AM
 
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So sorry to hear of this turn down. Supportive cheers being sent your way to persevere!

Try some humor with those letters, thats how I get thru reading them! A play on the phrase or the tone can be fun! Particularly when then use the "Good fit!" I usually say...well I don't normally throw a" fit", but if you'd like a "good" one, I am sure I can conjure one up! Your letter certainly is a kick starter

Here is a sidestory to cheer you....recently was inquired to fill out some additional questionaires....
One of them said: Do you have a Good criminal History? I cracked up laughing! I was geesh....ummm...never had a criminal record, but if you really are wishing that I improve on that I will have to ask you pay for my bail and legal fees.
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Old 09-15-2016, 06:10 AM
 
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So sorry to hear of this turn down. Supportive cheers being sent your way to persevere!

Try some humor with those letters, thats how I get thru reading them! A play on the phrase or the tone can be fun! Particularly when then use the "Good fit!" I usually say...well I don't normally throw a" fit", but if you'd like a "good" one, I am sure I can conjure one up! Your letter certainly is a kick starter

Here is a sidestory to cheer you....recently was inquired to fill out some additional questionaires....
One of them said: Do you have a Good criminal History? I cracked up laughing! I was geesh....ummm...never had a criminal record, but if you really are wishing that I improve on that I will have to ask you pay for my bail and legal fees.
Thanks! Made me smile
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Old 09-16-2016, 04:57 AM
 
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I have been working on call for a school district for the pat 2 years. Despite having good feedback and recommendation letters, I was turned down for a permanent job. The rejection letter was cold and unfriendly. I feel like employers could be a little kinder when sending these letters out, especially when I'm a district employee! The HR manager said she'd meet with me to discuss my interview but I still feel really upset about it.
At least you got a rejection letter. Most people don't hear back at all.
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Old 09-16-2016, 02:06 PM
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Just keep in mind that HR letter templates are always reviewed by attorneys to make sure they are legal and never reviewed by psychologists to make sure they are not hurtful. It's never personal, it's just business.

Personally, I'd rather get an impersonal rejection letter than receive no acknowledgement at all when my application is no longer under consideration. I've had enough of both experiences to form a preference.
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Old 09-16-2016, 03:05 PM
 
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Just keep in mind that HR letter templates are always reviewed by attorneys to make sure they are legal and never reviewed by psychologists to make sure they are not hurtful. It's never personal, it's just business.

Personally, I'd rather get an impersonal rejection letter than receive no acknowledgement at all when my application is no longer under consideration. I've had enough of both experiences to form a preference.
^^^This!

I've been on the hunt for a while, and have received zero feedback after interviews, and then worked with rice (internal recruiters) who let me know what they would won't be moving forward. I much prefer the latter, I can cross it off my list of possibilities.

I actually followed up with a recruiter about a role I phone screened for last week, and he let me know that they were likely cancelling the position to relocate an internal employee, but that there may be another position coming up soon as a result. I got an email from him today confirming that the position was cancelled, and that they would be posting a new role I may be interested in, and encouraging me to apply if I was interested. I was bummed about the original role, but thought it was very nice that he reached back out unbidden.
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Old 09-17-2016, 07:03 PM
 
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Heck, at least you got a letter. Some jobs don't even bother to send you anything. I'd much rather have a generic "we decided to go forward with another candidate" email than crickets chirping. At least I can cross that job off my list and focus on other opportunities.
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