Two different companies in 1 week told me the role i was interviewing for closed down.
One of them notified me 15 minutes before the second round video interview was scheduled to start, and the other after i completed an online assessment (which went pretty well, i'd say I scored around 75-80%).
The first company said that my background was a fit for their needs, but they need to bring on more seniors to train staff, and would reach out to me after that had been done, which would take another couple of months, followed by "best of luck in my search".
The second said "i just got word that needs within the organization have shifted and this role is being closed down. I anticipate future roles opening up so I wont hesitate to reach out if that's the case. Very sorry for the timing here, I will be in touch if things change here!"
The doubled up usage of "here" implies this wasn't a cookie cutter letter. The first companies was also specifically tailored to me as a junior applicant. What's going on here? Is this the new way to reject applicants or am I really this unlucky?