I applied to a position of a recruiting company and I had all the basic requirements and a little experience to an ability that was considered as a plus. After my application, I took an automated reply that my application received. The strange is that after 15 minutes!!!!! I took also a rejection answer. The position was relative to the software engineer and mathematics.

I am wondering what about the recruiting companies, have you ever heard anything like this? Have you ever been helped by these companies?

Thanks in advance for sharing your opinion.

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    Sounds like they just managed to read your application as soon as they received it, or didn't look at it at all. Any suggestion that the rejection email was automated?
    – user34587
    Commented Jun 29, 2018 at 8:56
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    I'd take that as a positive. This is a lead I don't have to worry about and chase up on after 2 weeks. Recruiting companies must place some people now and then, or they'd be out of business. Now regarding your question, I have VTC because I believe sharing opinion on the concept of recruiting companies is too subjective.
    – rath
    Commented Jun 29, 2018 at 9:40
  • @Kozaky I think it is a template rejection, but I believed that at least they would see the cv. I think they didn't look it at all. Commented Jun 29, 2018 at 12:18

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Some companies have automated text-recognition software scanning PDF/Word/text document to look for keywords.

It is possible that your application did not include the keywords the company was looking for and did not pass stage 1 (triage).

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