Yesterday I submitted an application for a job.
About 24 hours later, I received a generic rejection reply from the hiring manager of the company. This email was sent at 1 am (West Coast time, where the company is based), early on a Tuesday morning, the day after the long Labor Day weekend. Moreover, I checked that no one had actually bothered looking at the 5-minute video that I created for this job application (and which was specifically asked for in the job application).
It would thus seem to me that my application was, for reasons unknown, summarily tossed into the "No" pile, with virtually no effort on the part of the hiring manager to study my application. No specific reason was given for the rejection and the rejection email was entirely generic, copy-pasted.
I am very passionate about this job and I strongly believe that I am an excellent fit for it.
Would it be a good idea for me now to try to contact others in the company? I am thinking of writing a very brief 1-paragraph email along these lines, to persons in the company who are directly involved in this work:
I am very interested in job position Y. Please take a look at this 5-minute video [link to YouTube video] I created for my job application. If you find that it is of the highest quality, I hope Company Z will reconsider my job application.