rejections

is this job rejection a load of bull?

A reader writes: I had a question about being rejected for a job. This is the first time I’ve encountered this rejection reason. Basically, I had a phone screen with the HR person and she said she would share my details with the hiring manager to work out some times for a second phone interview […]

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angry rejected candidates: “I never had a class in college teaching me the etiquette of prostituting myself on paper”

A reader sent me an exchange that she had with a recent graduate who applied for a job with her company. The applicant had submitted a three-page resume with short essays about her experience on it. That exchange is further down, but first here’s what the reader wrote to me: I thought I’d share something […]

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how not to respond to a job rejection

This post was originally published on July 20, 2008. A while back, I wrote a post about how a small fraction of job applicants respond to rejection notices with outrage, rudeness, or general vitriol, and gave a few real-life samples. Some background: My organization emails rejection notes to all applicants we don’t offer a job […]

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how not to reject job candidates

You’ve screened resumes, interviewed candidates, and now you’re ready to make a hire. But while your attention might be focused on the new person who will be joining your staff, make sure you don’t forget about all those other candidates who are waiting to hear back from you. Yes, it’s rejection time. No one likes […]

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someone who was rejected for my new job reached out to me

A reader writes: I recently went through 6 rounds of interview stages for a telecommute position. The stages included a resume and phone screening, a questionnaire, multiple phone interviews, and finally an in-person lunch. It took almost 2 months, but I’m happy to report I was offered and accepted the position. I enthusiastically updated my […]

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