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Rejected by one team, hired by another. How to approach?

Don't worry about it. Manager A thought highly enough of you to recommend you apply for Team B. You have nothing to apologize for regarding Team A. They only had one opening to fill and you may ...
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How can I accept a job offer after rejecting it?

I am sorry for the loss of your boyfriend. Regarding your job issue, there is no need for over-complication. Just contact them and tell them what you told us. Normal English language should do it. ...
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Should I expect a company with which I've interviewed to inform me if my application has been declined?

Standard as in ethical: Yes. Standard as in practice: (Unfortunately) No. My thoughts are that company of this size with quite a large HR department should be professional enough to inform me if ...
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Rejecting an offer after accepting it just 10 days from date of joining

Please don't judge the organization based on a group email from Human Resources! They probably have a new-hire checklist they're following. They probably have a few-years-old email message they send ...
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Can I ask the recruiters in my resume to put the reason why I am rejected?

Well, you can certainly ask for the reason behind rejection, however whether you are going to get a response or not, depends. Sadly, many cases, after having a negative result, recruiters choose to ...
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Should I mention a company's apparent lack of diversity when rejecting their offer?

Should I mention a company's apparent lack of diversity when rejecting their offer? Noooooo. No. Just no. You have nothing to gain and a lot to lose. While you may think that it would be a kind ...
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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 Sounds like you were a decent choice if you lasted more than 1 round, you just got beaten at the end by someone they preferred more. I'd say ...
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Is it a bad sign that a rejection email does not include an invitation to apply again in the future?

Companies using form letters generally don't keep two copies on hand of the same letter. So, I wouldn't expect any company to have a "rejection - don't reapply" form and a "rejection - ...
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Should I expect a company with which I've interviewed to inform me if my application has been declined?

Companies this size have serious issues with the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing, or worse, not knowing if the right hand even exists. You had a somewhat successful interview. ...
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How can I accept a job offer after rejecting it?

Being transparent and straightforward is all you need to do here. This goes for virtually every situation where your circumstances have changed and you're reconsidering a past decision. The key ...
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Rejected by one team, hired by another. How to approach?

Just take the position with Team B and be happy. Don't try to manage how people think of you because you literally have no way of knowing what they actually think. Be the best coder you can be and ...
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Can I ask the recruiters in my resume to put the reason why I am rejected?

If you're at the technical test/interview stage then you must be in communication with the recruiter (whether by email or telephone or some other means). That's the best channel to ask this question, ...
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Can I ask the recruiters in my resume to put the reason why I am rejected?

The problem with asking for rejection reasons is that it is very difficult to get interviewers to reveal their true reasons for rejection. They often don't really know themselves why one applicant ...
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How do I professionaly withdraw from the hiring process?

Just thank them for the kind offer and say it is not ideal for your personal circumstances. Wish them the best.
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Is it normal to be rejected with an automatic email far into the interview process?

Due to liability (more in some locales than others) you will almost never get a good reason why you are rejected. I joke that I once got rejected because my socks were untied. The reasons why you are ...
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Is it unethical to reject the same job offer twice?

Was it unethical to reject the job twice ? NO Could I have done anything to handle the situation better ? I don't think so. You declined a 1st informal offer. Nothing wrong about that, it happens,...
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I got rejected and now they called again

Sounds like the company didn't think you were a good fit for the first position you interviewed for, but now they have another opening that is a better fit. You left a good impression and they would ...
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Is it normal to be rejected with an automatic email far into the interview process?

is it a common way of doing for big "silicon valley type" companies? This is better than than usual. The most common behavior is to "ghost" you, i.e. they never even get back to ...
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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?

What could you lose? Time. What could you win? A job you dream of. It could look very appealing for the employer, that you are so motivated and passionate about the position, and throw in your ...
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Should I wait for an offer to turn down a job?

Speaking as a hiring manager, I would appreciate knowing you don't intend to take the position before working on an offer for you. Having a candidate wait until they have an offer in hand might make ...
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Rejected for having 4 days less experience than a year

Forget about it and move on. They have already given you a reason for rejection. While I agree with you 100% that the reason is lame, pestering them to tell you the "real" reason is highly unlikely to ...
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How to respond to a rejection email when I have yet to attend the final interview I was invited to?

Now you can probably understand my frustration as I was really excited for this interview (even informed a few friends/family). I can only assume that this is the first time this has happened to you. ...
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Is this a flat out rejection because I'm underqualified?

This is not a standard rejection letter. I've seen a lot of standard rejection letters, and while they try to sound optimistic they never get into specifics. The letter refers to "I would like..." ...
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Should I tell a recruiter my other final interview didn't make an offer?

How might I handle this situation? You could choose to remain silent, hope that this company makes their decision soon, and hope that they make you an offer. Your request that they proceed quickly ...
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Politely reject an offer or be honest with them?

Their offer is very generous but it means I lose my time flexibility and I feel bad rejecting their offer. The manager's remarks didn't help. Maybe I shouldn't have wasted their time so I am feeling ...
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Rejected by one team, hired by another. How to approach?

They specifically advised you to apply: The team lead of the Team A said that he thought that I was overall a good candidate and that I should apply for a position at another team. Likely they ...
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How to answer a rejection e-mail from the company you've worked for before?

The question now is: how should I answer their rejection e-mail without looking pitiful? There's no need to answer a rejection email. That email is the conclusion of the interview process. If you ...
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Failed background check but not given reason

Your rights under the GDPR entitle you to all the information from the background check. Quoting from the UK Information Commissioner's Office website1: Individuals have the right to access ...
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Rejecting an offer after accepting it just 10 days from date of joining

Last month, I received an email from HR asking me to go through a list of topics which might be helpful for me during the training period. Frankly speaking, I was not impressed by the list of topics ...
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Can a job reject a British citizen if they have dual nationality?

In general your citizenship should not be a factor in job recruitment. But in a government job requiring security clearance your citizenship is absolutely a factor they can take into consideration. ...
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