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

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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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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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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 ...
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rejected after 3 interviews [closed]

After three interviews and the 4th being planified I didn't get the job because of bad reference, that I gave earlier in the process. They contacted the manager who said he wouldn't recommend me for a ...
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I got rejected and now they called again [closed]

I am a college student looking for his first internship. Not long ago I applied for a big multinational pharmaceutical company which they called and set up the interview. Everything went perfect to ...
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Reneged offer Company wants to contact new company

I recently reneged on an offer of Company A as the new offer from Company B I got was a dream offer as it aligned very well with my skills and career goals. The HR person from A wants to contact B to ...
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Is an employer allowed to deny a job to someone who withholds work history?

My relative is currently a temporary employee at a community library. Having demonstrated good performance and fit over 6 months, she was recently encouraged to apply to an internal posting for a ...
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Background check leading to offer getting rescinded [closed]

I currently accepted and signed a job offer for Company A since they did not give more time and I had no choice. The joining date would be 6 months after I signed the offer. 2 months before the ...
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What does "please keep in touch" mean when rejected?

I had an opportunity to get an internship recently and made it through a few rounds of interviews, but on my last interview, I didn't do very well. This resulted in getting rejected for the potential ...
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How to handle rejection when you really want to get in and they won't reconsider you? [closed]

Just interviewed in one of the coolest startups, and it might be one of a kind. It's software, so I had to go through 3 code challenges. Verdict came, and I wasn't able to perform at a level they'll ...
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Staying in touch after a rejection: an invitation to reapply?

Sometimes I apply to jobs, and sometimes I get rejected. I've noticed a few times that a rejection e-mail (from staff at the company) may include a line like: I'd like to stay in touch as we ...
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I received both an offer letter and a rejection letter. Which should I believe?

After my interview with a very large company, I received a call telling me that I was being offered employment, followed by a written offer ... followed two days later by a letter thanking me for ...
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I matched the job description perfectly, my application was declined, but the job opening was renewed. What to do?

I applied to a job offer and got a phone interview, where I was being appropriate, polite and the guy told me he had a positive impression. Nevertheless, they declined me (without even having a face-...
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Should I reapply for a job after a rejection if the job posting gets announced again?

I applied for a job which was posted on careers 2.0. They rejected me with the reason, that they have found already some one to take the position. The posting was also taken out from careers 2.0. ...
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How to answer a bad faith job rejection ? (email) [closed]

A colleague suggested me to apply by email to a job at my university. After reviewing the job description, I indeed strongly match the job offer, I even have stronger skills that what they ask as I ...
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Reapplying to a Job after 2 months?

I had an interview at Apple around the first week of February and it is now April 2015. The position was really attractive, not even so much because it is Apple, but because it is something I am ...
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Is it typical that applicants are not notified when their application is rejected?

Is it common that when sending an application through the company's website, they simply don't respond? Should I consider this a sign of rejection, or that something went wrong and my application got ...
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Rejected after 3rd interview - now they want to interview again [closed]

A few months ago I interviewed for a position. After a phone interview and two in-person interviews, I received a rejection notice from the recruiter with no other explanation. Last Friday, I was ...
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Company suggests another position after being rejected - how to pivot my application?

I applied to the engineering division in a company and was rejected, but they suggested that a front-end developer role in the client services division would be a better fit. Additionally, I have a ...
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Under what circumstances should you try to bypass a 3rd-party recruiter's rejection?

I would like people to tell me under what circumstances, if ever, it can make sense to bypass a 3rd-party recruiter who has rejected you for a position and try to contact the hiring managers directly. ...
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How to cope with multiple rejections [closed]

For the last two weeks, I have been interviewed by many companies but I got negative feedback from all. I'm feeling down. I gave my best, even I cleared written tests and preliminary rounds with no +...
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Are spelling errors in my rejection letter an HR trap or an act of negligence? [closed]

Recently I have had an interview for QA technician, where good knowledge of spelling and grammar were essential. Unfortunately I didn't get the job, but one thing still bothers me. The rejection ...
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