I was fortunate enough, as a fresh graduate, to get to the third of the four step of the recruitment process with a startup that has recently secured a 10million USD series B funding but unfortunate enough to pass through the third part of the recruitment process.
The hiring manager whom I was interviewing with yesterday has recently set up a data team where it is only a year or two later that a data scientist may be brought in once the data ecosystem has been "up and going". During the interview, I was constantly asked if a less technically equivalent role to my skillset would be "OK" and if I would be "bored".
Long story short, the rejection email came in today from the in-house recruiter coupled with positive feedbacks while also addressing the obvious part. She has always been very personal.
Let's keep in touch and I wish you the best of luck in your job search, hope this feedback has helped you in someway or another.
Should I interpret this as something more personal and genuine or a standardised ritual?