(Closed) Insulted by rejection email

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Maybe they really liked you, but  there was some other applicant better suited for this position.  They still want you, but the only other position available is the junior position. You should be flattered! I’m sure they knwo you’re too experienced for it, but they wanted to find a position for you becaues they liked you so much.

Post # 4
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1330 posts
Bumble bee

For whatever reason, she felt you didn’t have enough experience for the job you applied to at their company.

Either she doesn’t understand the roles completely (if she is a generalist hiring for many different roles, this can be the case), she is having an air of superiority moment (bleck!), or you just didn’t wow them and she is trying to let you down easy.

 

Let it go. You know what you are worth!

Post # 5
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1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m sorry, that sucks! That being said (obviously I know zero specifics) maybe this junior position has more responsibilities than may meet the eye? It makes me think they promoted from within, which is a good sign for a company. We’ll often times interview a pool of 5 or 6 applicants, including one or two internal people, and the internal person will get the position. The internal person’s current position is then open, so we’ll offer it to one of the external people – even if it might not be what they absolutely want, it’s a good stepping stone.

 

ETA: I work in HR in a very competitive field. Often times people will take seasonal or PT work just to get their foot in the door.

Post # 6
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3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Some companies have different meanings to the word junior. I’ve ran across MANY jobs with the word ‘junior’ in them hoping for a few years experience but NO they want people with 3-5 years of experience. just don’t take it personally.

Post # 7
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7908 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I understand feeling offended, but in this economy, a bunch of people might appreciate being told about ANY opportunity. I doubt she meant to imply that you are only qualified for a junior position, but I can totally see how you could infer that. I’d brush it off.

Post # 8
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3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Woodstock:  I second that completely. Some of these job positions I’m like THAT’S JUNIOR?!

Post # 9
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1375 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

At least you got an email. I phone interviewed for an organization once who never even followed up with me…I had to chase them down to find out that I wasn’t moving on. I had spent many hours preparing and researching the company and they couldn’t take 30 seconds to send me a “thanks but no thanks” email.

Post # 11
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1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@worldtraveler:  fact. Where I work we call and email everyone we interview to let them know the position has been filled, and we email all applicants. We get some sassy-pants emails from applicants saying “well, it’s been a MONTH! Thanks but no thanks for getting back to me!” and other things like that. We’re always like “well, we could have just not told you anything…..”

Post # 13
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1392 posts
Bumble bee

You are qualified to do junior work at their company.  They liked you but thought you were not the best person for the job you interviewed for.  

As far as taking a step back, I’ve done that and made more money and had great opportunities open up for me.  I think you need to stop focusing on the word junior…

Post # 14
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808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Grrrr!  I hate that!  I just got a rejection email last week after 3 interviews…3!  The email said “unfortunately, we dont’ have a position open at this time to offer to you”.  Is that a generic way of saying “we didn’t pick you?”.  Don’t insult my intelligence by making it seem like you aren’t passing on me.  I can take it. 

Rant over!

Post # 15
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1375 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

hassle_J That sucks! I understand that it’s difficult to choose between qualified candidates, but after THREE interviews, they should give you something more than a form email.

Post # 16
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115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think you should take this more as them liking you and trying to find a position to get you in their company. Could this job be a springboard to a higher position? Did they give you info on responsibilitles and salary? I’ve sat in on a couple of interview panels where we interview 7-10 candidates, and often choosing between the top two is extremely difficult and comes down to tiny differences (or inconsequential things, like a feeling that the candidate “clicked” with us a bit better- which often ends up not indicating anything more than one person being slightly better at interviewing). I know I’ve walked away wishing we could bring the second person on board as well. I also think other bees are on the right track in saying that companies are aware that in this economy, people are often looking for anything to get their foot in the door.

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