Does anyone send rejection letters any more?
I interviewed with a large IT corporation last week, and after hours of tortuous interviews they'd said I would hear from them this week. I think that if I didn't get the job I'd hear by now, so I'm hoping there's an offer letter in the mail. But I guess there could also be a rejection letter in the mail. Assuming they won't just forget about me, does anyone know if companies still send rejection letters? Or do you just get an email or phone call?
I'd say that approx. half the time you never hear anything from the company again -- not by letter, not by e-mail, not by phone. It's a tough world out there.
Can you hear me now?
You can always call if you think they've left you hanging.
I realized I didn't answer your question. Its my experience that most companies have gotten into the habit of not contact people with rejection notices, or if they do come they come quite a long time after the interview.
It's actually a good idea to call. It shows that you follow through with things instead of just giving up.
After numerious interviews in this particular job search, I finally got my first rejection letter today. It was from a small (18 person) company that found me via a job board.
Jeff - a real *letter*? I've gotten a few emails, but I don't recall ever getting a real letter.
Yep, a real honest-to-god printed-on-paper and mailed-with-a-stamp letter. I was amazed since we'd used email before, so a real letter was unexpected.
At my previous job -- which I voluntarily left -- I had to find a replacement for my postion. After finding the right individual I called the other interviewees and personally notified them that they didn't get the position because of such-and-such.
By not letting you know, they avoid having to deal with your possible protests or enquiries. Also, if you're still hoping to land a job with them, you will be polite. Plus it keeps you in reserve in case the new hire doesn't work out.
Which highlights how stupid a lot of "career advice" is.
I usually interview throught recrueters and get the bad news throught them. I have to give joel props because he actually to the time to send me a email when I applied for a possition. Wven if ti was just a form letter
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Here is a horror story. I interviewed for a job. They never contacted me. They called back over 6 months latter and said, you are hired, you can start on Monday.
If a company gives a rejection letter with a reason, they are opening themselves up to a potential lawsuit. Liability issues outweigh politeness.
A lot of times you never get it because your application falls into a kind of limbo.
No news is usually not good news.
I recently been to a job interview at a company, and after less than a week received a rejection letter. Then again, the interview did not went very well (I had little experience in the area they were asking about) so I guessed they would reject me.
My experience has been that people rejecting your resume will NOT call or email you, but if you have actually interviwed with them (in person or on the phone) then they SHOULD call you to give you the bad news.
I have received several rejection letters. I have been told by a local school district that it is the routine to send letters (of rejection) to those they did not hire. But, they said they would call if they wanted to hire or give a second interview (some do not conduct second interviews, though). I have been told that it is a good idea to write a response to a "rejection letter", a very nice one, of course to let them know you are available in case the person that they chose did not work out, or they left on their own for personal reasons, etc. I would like to have a copy of an example of a rejection letter response for future opportunities (should that happen - miracles do happen). If any one has a good "generic" sample of such a letter, please let me know.
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