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Questions tagged [rejection]

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

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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 JavaScript ...
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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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Do employers really get back to rejected applicants?

During my course of job search, I've came across these statements multiple times when being rejected Perhaps I can check with other departments to see if there is a more suitable position for you. ...
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Didn't get job, have improved skills since

I interviewed for my dream job last December. I had 7 interviews, one with nearly every member of the organization. They all went exceptionally well and I received great feedback. They ended up going ...
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How should I handle being asked to do an assignment for an interview, but being rejected before review? [closed]

I had a phone interview a couple weeks ago with an HR recruiter for a graphic design position. A week later had a face to face interview with the senior designer. After the interview, she said they ...
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How can I get additional feedback after a rejection? [duplicate]

I participated in a procedure for a position, and I pass an online first-look-assessment of my cv and cover letter. I took exams and then I gave an interview. I thought I gave a good impression at the ...
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How to decline the job opportunity due to a long commute?

I received an email that asks me to go to an interview but the location is far from my place since I need to travel by public transport. But I know that the company has difference offices in different ...
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What can one infer if a hiring manager rejects you for a less technical skill that you do not have [closed]

I have a burning question related to an interview two days ago. A hiring manager with a startup interviewed me two days ago for the position of a Data Analyst. At that point, I was at the third ...
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Rejected-Recruiter provided feedbacks from HM but asked to keep in touch [closed]

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 ...
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Asking recruiter to set me up with another position after being rejected?

I was supposed to interview for a big data platform engineer intern (as that is my expertise as of now) but wanted to get into full stack development so I interviewed for the full stack position ...
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How to respond to a rejection email when I have yet to attend the final interview I was invited to?

A company I applied to gave me an invite for a final interview. However, I just received an email stating that they've already picked a candidate and that I won't be invited for the final interview (...
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1answer
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Rejected for having 4 days less experience than a year [duplicate]

I recently got rejected from an opportunity just because I have experience 4 days less than a year. The company requires minimum experience of 12 months. In my resume I have put dates in front of ...
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What should a candidate look at when he is being turned down for positions that fit perfectly?

You ever look at a "What we're looking for" description and know in your heart and mind that was you lock, stock and barrel? But after the initial get to know you 30 minute chat, you got turned down? ...
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How to handle a coworker who feels rejected [closed]

The situation goes as follows: The company you work for has a "Leadership Program" that is by invitation only. You were selected for it by the president of the company, but meanwhile your coworker, ...
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Is it unethical to reject the same job offer twice? [closed]

TL;DR: I declined a job offer under somewhat unique circumstances, HR person called me unprofessional and unethical for rejecting their offer. Was I? I had changed jobs about 7 months ago. At that ...
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How to thank a Vice President for an interview when rejected for the position? [duplicate]

I went through multiple interviews with a firm culminating in a final interview with the VP. It seemed like a final step to just seal the deal and I had a great conversation for 90+ minutes where we ...
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How do I address the email to acknowledge a rejection email which has been sent from a 'general' account?

I had 3 onsite interviews including one with the VP yesterday. I followed up after each interview to thank the interviewer(s). A lady from their HR department (I assume) had been emailing me about ...
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Clean-start shortly after a rejection?

I'd applied and been turned down by a company about 2 months ago. The HR manager, say Jill, first asked me what I'd been doing since my last position. I'm in a new town this past 4 months, and there ...
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Reapplying for a similar position at the same agency. Should I let my interviewer know?

I applied for the dream job in January and was rejected in April after the final interview. Similar job now opened at the same agency, but under a different team. Do I message one of my old ...
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Getting rejected in final rounds [closed]

This has happened with me couple of times when I got rejected either in Product engineering round or simple Q&A round which were the last round. This is very frustrating for me because I had to ...
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Locked out of the job application portal [closed]

I applied to a job position where I got rejected and no communication was made from the company. Job position was re-opened around 1 month later, so I reapplied. I believed (at least at the moment) ...
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Uncomfortable and feeling rejected at work [closed]

The company I work for hired a new employee , Steve. Steve is supposed to be smart, intelligent and graduated from a great school. Prior to joining this company Steve worked with a reputable ...
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How can I avoid getting turned down for a job for 'not having enough experience'?

I have been searching for a job very actively and have been doing many interviews. Last month I did 4 and this month I did 7 so far. I'm trying to identify what I could be doing wrong. I'm a front-...
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Refusing a job offer after already having signed an acceptance letter

So I'm currently in my third year in college in the United States with an intention to go into consulting after graduation. I about 3 months ago was offered an analytics summer internship at a fortune ...
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1answer
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Sent automated rejection but LinkedIn profile was viewed [closed]

I applied for a job recently and noticed that a senior manager from the department and another individual (in private mode) viewed my LinkedIn profile on Sunday. I was sent an automated email on ...
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How to answer a rejection e-mail from the company you've worked for before? [duplicate]

I worked for one company for some time and quit the job myself due to some personal reasons. I decided to re-apply for the same position as my situation has changed. I was interview by the company 2 ...
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Got a rejection email, however later I was sent an interview email [duplicate]

Applied for a company a month ago. Did an assessment test followed by a webcam recorded interview. A week later I got the generic we are pursuing other candidates rejection email. Well, forward three ...
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How to approach via cover letter while re-applying for a job that I have been rejected from? [closed]

So they say "Third time is a charm" but I am not quite sure how to approach this time. A little bit of hiring process detail - this public company gives the written test to its applicants. Top three ...
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Rejected by one team, hired by another. How to approach?

Recently I applied for a position at really great software company, at specific team - let's call it Team A. I've had three good interviews, but I got rejected after submitting a coding assignment. ...
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Should I mention a company's apparent lack of diversity when rejecting their offer?

I interviewed in a UK technical company for a developer position and was offered the position. I decided to turn down their offer for another that I feel I will be a better fit and am now writing my ...
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Responding to a (not really) rejected job position

I was wondering what kind of response I could send to this message. Have you any ideas, please. Thanks "unfortunately, there are no persons in charge available in my department who could act as a ...
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How do I professionaly withdraw from the hiring process?

If I've decided during the hiring process but before receiving an offer that a particular job isn't the right fit, how can I withdraw my candidacy in a professional manner and without souring the ...
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Catching up after final round of interviews? [closed]

I work at a company as an intern, and they recently told me they have an opening for a full time job for someone at my level. Someone recommended me internally, so I applied and easily got through the ...