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Old 08-27-2016, 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by ialwayswin001 View Post
I'd much rather get an email saying I am not hired than get nothing at all. If I apply for a job I really want or a a desired company then I may hold my breath longer than usual waiting to hear from them. If I get a rejection email, then I can apply at other jobs without feeling like I may miss out.
Completely agree. Getting an official "you're a no go" via email or snail mail is much more preferable than wondering whatever happened. Doesn't mean it always feels good or feels genuine. I actually got a phone call from a company a year after I got a rejection. They wanted to hire me based on the interview I'd done the previous year and the info they had on file. I've also had my info passed on to others. In those cases, they obviously thought I was ok to hire and I was worth something, I just wasn't the right person at the moment I hired (for whatever reason). In some other cases, I moved on and never heard a word from them again.

The population in general seems full of people who lack social skills and common niceties. It's nice when companies can model some of those pleasant behaviors.
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Old 08-29-2016, 12:12 PM
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Originally Posted by Pitt Chick View Post
Most people want to hear back, and it is the polite thing to do.
Since you don't simply delete and move on.
Not worth the "DraMa" you are creating here...

I fail to see how a company saying "We thank you for taking your time to send the application/or resume" is a lie and insulting.
We use this in our rejection letters for those that do not get an interview. For those interviewed but not selected, HR will make a personal phone call and tell them that "someone else was selected", then thank them for coming in and wishing them luck in their job search. We would never say anything like the other

"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"

because it really wouldn't be true. For any future openings we would start over with a new job announcement, and we wouldn't really want someone to apply again if we had rejected them before.
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Old 09-09-2016, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by startingfromscratchagain View Post
There is a place I kept applying to. I applied twice and never got any response. Maybe a year+ later I applied and got to the online test...I had no computer or internet at the time...where I took it the connection died and with it me passing the test. Months later I applied again. I am now in the last phase of the hiring process, and just need to pass the background check...I dunno maybe there is a step after. Don't know. BUT if you want it you gotta keep applying and reapplying, and you may very well get it. Not saying you will, but you sure as hell won't if you don't even apply. Maybe it's because the needs of the personnel are different, or maybe I am just better now. Who knows, but if I do end up working there I will be happy as a cow on milking day that I didn't listen to you!!!
And I got the job. So, yeah. Sometimes you should keep applying. Pays $20 an hour. It's on call though...so, in the end, I still need to find another full-time job during the weekdays, since my current employer did something really 'cruel' recently, and I doubt discussing, which I'll try first, will resolve it. Not a fan of my current job, but I'd be willing to remain in this place-holder until the oncall one becomes permanent. *They only hire permanent employees from the oncall ones.
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