Today I received a rejection e-mail for a job I applied for just yesterday! This is the fastest response I have ever received, plus it’s the weekend!!! Obviously some computer application does all the screening. The job is at a well known company that jars spices, their products are in all the supermarkets.
The position I applied for was the exact same title, level, etc., that I have held for 13 years at my last employer.
There is just no telling what goes on within the “black box” of internet applications!
I may send a hard copy application through the mail, although I have done that with a few other company’s and it hasn’t gotten me anywhere (i.e. the cosmetics companies in NY).
Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2012 2:00 PM
Subject: Did not meet minimum qualifications for employment
You recently submitted an application for the [exactly my last position; title, level, etc.] position with [company]. We regret to inform you that you did not meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with [company]. You may return to the Career Center to search for additional job opportunities.
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