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Handling rejection as a candidate or rejecting applications as a hiring manager or HR representative.

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Is responding negatively to a job rejection email likely to cause me trouble? [closed]

I applied for an entry level sales job, I graduated college in 2022. I received a form rejection letter that was BCC'd to me. They didn't even have the decency to reach out personally. The funny thing ...
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Declining an offer letter [closed]

I didn't accept my offer letter because of a low package. The company also only informed me about the relocating fee and not about salary, I only got told the salary afterward. I ended up rejecting ...
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How can I improve my chances of getting a job in Europe as a Resident Third-Country-National?

The backstory I'm a mid-senior level UX designer. I moved to an Eastern-European Schengen country from South-East Asia six months ago because I'm married to an EU citizen. My resident permit lets me ...
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Can I challenge a hiring decision?

I apologise if this was asked before. I couldn't find a suitable question in spite of searching all possible keywords. I got rejected for an entry-level quantitative analyst position at one of the ...
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Is it possible to receive accidental rejection for employment

I applied to a company I used to work for. I emailed my old boss and told him I applied via a job website. He forwarded my email/resume to the appropriate hiring person, as my old boss has been ...
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Interviewing with same company, different team. How to prevent my previous unsuccessful application at a different team from hurting my chances?

As mentioned in the title, I have previously interviewed with team A at a company, got to the final stage (where I didn’t perform well) and got a rejection. Now, after some time, I am interviewing ...
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Two offers close in time, how to handle?

I applied for job A, and the recruiting process started. Interviews, tests, etc. Very close in time, also applied to job B. Same situation and evolution more or less. Interviews, tests, etc. I am both ...
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Pulled out of job interview - they want to talk to me about my reasons [closed]

I applied for a tech job, went through several rounds of interviews and got called to the final round. However, I did not like the job and decided to pull out of the process. Wrote a polite email ...
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Discrimination based on name, is it a reason for rejection in UK? [closed]

I applied for an entry level for a company based in UK. I have been rejected and they did not give me any reason. Despite the fact that I have a PhD and 2 years work experience in the same role. They ...
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Is it normal to be rejected with an automatic email far into the interview process?

I had interviews for 3 months with a big company similar to Google/Apple/.... In total I had 1 technical challenge (that took me about 50 hours to do) followed by 8 interviews. The last one with the ...
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Asking for details about a job rejection? [duplicate]

TLDR: Spent several hours applying to niche job I was excited about, got rejected with 0 details about why - is it bad form to ask for details? We all face job application rejections all the time, and ...
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Is it a bad sign that a rejection email does not include an invitation to apply again in the future?

So after a couple of interview rounds with this company, the hiring manager sent me a rather standard rejection email saying that they found a candidate who is more suitable for the job. The email ...
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Should I wait for an offer to turn down a job?

During my final interviews for position A I realized that it is not right for me. Even if they come back with a great offer, it is extremely unlikely that I will be able to work well in that capacity. ...
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How good or bad is the idea of re-applying for job for which I was rejected in the early screening phase?

I have applied for a job in a big company and was rejected in 5 days with a typical template answer of "we regret other candidates had better profiles fitting the job". So, I can guess they ...
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Refusing New Job Proposal (Contract) [closed]

I started a job interview process a month ago. I was initially contacted by an intermediate recruiter which connected me with the actual potential employer later on. During the first interview, I told ...
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Politely reject an offer or be honest with them?

Background: I work full-time as a software engineer and I go to graduate school doing a Ph.D. in computer science part-time. I work full-time so I can support myself and pay bills. Working as a Ph.D. ...
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While still in an interviewing process, is an automated feedback request without an offer typically a sign of rejection?

I am in a hiring process. I've had multiple interviews so far for the same position. I typically hear from the hiring company every week or so with more follow-up interviews. After the last ...
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Promotional Growth and office Politics- Talking points to my director

After lot of browsing in websites how to cope up with something i have witnessed lately decided to give it a shot on this forum to may be guide in my best ways:- I am a database administrator for over ...
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Rejected in interview - company says I am second choice?

I went to the final round of interview of two companies X and Y. I like company Y much more than X. Company X gave me an offer and I accepted. I have started the hiring process with them. I informed Y ...
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Denied job, possibly since I am outside the country

I am a software developer looking to change current jobs. I went through a round of many interviews (all online) with a company that is stateside, plus received positive feedback on all of the ...
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Applied to test myself now have multiple job offers

A few months ago I got fired from 2 jobs back to back after couple of weeks. It was quite brutal they said I am not up to standards. I think it was partly true. I was complacent at work. I made a lot ...
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How should an employer respond to a candidate, when the candidate has rejected an offer?

How should an employer respond to a candidate, when the candidate has rejected an offer? What are the possible ways to respond? If company A does not respond at all, is it considered rude? The goal of ...
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How can I accept a job offer after rejecting it?

I am graduating with an industrial engineering degree in May, and I got a job offer from a military branch up in Maine. The military flew me up to the base, and I just felt at home and like I could ...
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Cover letter when applying a company that rejected my intern application before

In a few month I am looking to apply a full time position (new grad.) in a company. In the recent past I had applied for similar role (intern) in the same company, and was rejected after one of a ...
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How to Politely Decline a Dream Job

Summary: I have two great competing offers, A and B. I would like to politely decline A but also maximize the chances that I can get that offer again later, once work with B is done I've been ...
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Should you apply to a job you were previously rejected from following face-to-face interview?

I have seen posts asking similar questions to this, wherein someone applied for a job but was rejected straight away. My issue is slightly more different - in 2018 I applied for a position with a ...
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Reapplying for an Internship I turned down few weeks ago

I was looking for internships as a software engineer and got one but I was given 4 days to consider and reply to the offer. While during that time I was interviewing with some other company and that ...
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Should I tell a recruiter my other final interview didn't make an offer?

I've been interviewing at two companies. One was moving much faster, so I made the decision to tell the other that I had a final interview coming up and we would need to proceed quickly (which was ...
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Can a job reject a British citizen if they have dual nationality? [closed]

I have recently been offered a job with a government organisation in the UK. I was hired through a job agency, and one of the requirements is to be a UK national which I am. I got offered the job, and ...
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Is it professional to ask for reasons of a rejected application? [duplicate]

I was wondering how professional it'd to ask for some feedback when you receive a template-based rejection email? Or it'd be just a waste of time and would look amateur?
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Rejecting an offer after accepting it just 10 days from date of joining [duplicate]

I just graduated from college. Last March I attended a job fair at a nearby college. They were hiring students from Professional Degree A (These people have got good theoretical knowledge but lacks ...
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Can I ask the recruiters in my resume to put the reason why I am rejected?

Not something new, while looking for a full time developer position I am dealing with a huge number of rejections because of aiming too high (probably) and the lack of clear goals (learned this ...
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Rejection email refers to a different position than the one I applied to and interviewed for

After making it through a fairly extensive interview process with this company, including multiple on-site interviews and homework-like assignments, today I received an email informing me that they ...
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Should I expect a company with which I've interviewed to inform me if my application has been declined?

I had a Skype interview with a large multinational. At the end of the interview, they told me that they had positive thoughts about me and that they thought I was honest and genuine, also that they ...
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How acceptable is it to tell a candidate they were the second top choice for position? [closed]

While you were not our top candidate in this role, I was impressed by your skills and I was trying to open up a second position for you. I was ultimately not successful in doing that at his time. ...
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How to reject a job offer out of moral reasons without sounding self righteous

I received a great opportunity through a personal contact to work in an industry that I am ethically against. The working conditions are exactly what I am interested in and I would like my contact ...
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Applying for different job after rejection at the same company

I wanted to apply for two positions at the same (small) company. Because I am desperate for work, I applied for a position which I don't like but where I have more experience. They got back to me fast,...
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Failed background check but not given reason

A month ago I was offered, and signed a contract with a Swedish company in their German office. After that I was asked to sign a consent for background check. The consent form was for a third party ...
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Is this rejection due to automated screening? [closed]

I applied for a bilingual flight attendant position at a large US-based airliner, but my application got rejected. The generic rejection letter is as follows (some parts have been left out or altered ...
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Should I reapply after getting to the final interview and being rejected less than 3 months ago? And not receiving feedback when I asked?

I applied for a job last January, and ended up being interviewed for it in May (after a long silence after turning in a work test, assuming I was rejected due to the advert going back up and asking ...
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Is this a flat out rejection because I'm underqualified?

I received this notice following a job interview for a data scientist position: At this time, based on the overall team feedback, we have decided to change direction somewhat in terms of aligned ...
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Declining to interview with a company due to poor work-life balance culture. Should I let the recruiter know why declined?

A local employer contacted me on LinkedIn, but through my interactions with their employees, I learned that they have a poor work-life balance culture where employees are expected to work long hours. ...
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Applying to a recruiter company

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 ...
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Part- time worker rejected for full-time position

The company that I work at has few full time employees but a large number of part-timers, mostly all who work elsewhere full-time. I have a very good friend that has worked part time in my ...
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Would it be helpful to explain to HR about this framework or it could be considered rude?

I applied for a QA position in which, among others, it was requested that I have, quoting, "Proficiency in Java + Selenium Webdriver". In my XP I played with Selenium in Python, Java and ...
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Asking for internship before or after the rejection?

As far as I know, my application will be rejected for a junior developer position, what is the best time to ask for internship? Before applying for a junior position or after the rejection? I'm from ...
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Being sent to a company as a contractor after being rejected from that company for another job [closed]

Asking for a friend: A few months ago my friend learned that his company would be making him redundant so naturally heapplied for a few jobs. It was around Christmas time so there weren't many around....
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Internship application possibly rescinded

I applied for an internship and went through phone interviews a few weeks ago. I thought the phone interview went well, and at the end of it, the hiring manager asked me for a 2-page essay. A few ...
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Rejection after rejection, do I keep trying? [closed]

I've had three jobs in what I do for 2 years, 3 years and currently 4. Each time I have gone for a new job I have got it instantly and not had any problems. Now suddenly I cannot get anywhere. I don't ...
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Rejection and after that reapplication for the same opening?

There was a job opening at a company relatively big, I took exams and I did pretty well and I gave an interview but no one was hired and the company after two weeks reannounce the job opening, exactly ...
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