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Old 11-01-2018, 10:05 AM
 
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I been unemployed 3 times and never went anywhere near a online job application.
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Old 11-07-2018, 10:43 AM
 
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You don't indicate how long after applying the emails came, but if it was very shortly after, you're being eliminated by a bot. Most online applications / resumes are put through a computerized review system, sometimes called an ATS/Applicant Tracking System. If the application doesn't contain any - or enough - of the right words, the application is immediately rejected, without a human ever seeing it. That's why we're told to customize resume/cover letters to ensure verbiage in resumes and cover letters aligns with the job description.

If you got them a week or two after applying, then it's possible a person saw them; either way, other posters are correct: you were lucky to even get this much. Seems most companies have zero respect or consideration for job hunters. Just my $.02.
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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During my most recent job search, I was waiting to hear back on a job that I really wanted and had progressed through 2 interviews for.

After hearing some positive things from the recruiter, out of the blue I got a form letter rejection email. It was followed a few minutes later by an email from the recruiter apologizing and saying to disregard the prior email as it was sent in error. About 15 minutes letter I got yet another form letter rejection email.

I had to email the recruiter and ask him what the actual status was and his reply was ‘Not moving forward sorry for the confusion’

That was frustrating.
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:47 PM
 
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Most people want you to take the hint which is weird
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Old 11-10-2018, 08:57 PM
 
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Never get attached to a job application. If you get a reply or not, doesn't matter. If you get a rejection letter or not, doesn't matter. Keep moving forward. One day, an employer with intelligence, ethics and decency will hire you.
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