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Rejection at 4:50 A.M. This is not only discouraging, but definitely makes you rethink how you feel about a company. | Fairygodboss
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Dawn S. Cross
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Dawn S. Cross
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Thank you all for the encouragement. I did not take this personally as I do realize that many companies use screening materials to find the “right person”. As several have said, it isn’t about me, but their parameters and they are losing out. Good luck to all who are searching.
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I love the ones that you get two minutes after submitting the application that say "after careful consideration"
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Yes, that was my impression too. I don't think "Rachel" is a human being, but an automated one. Dawn, don't give up, and don't be discouraged. I am also on the hunt, and I have received rejection letters that were automated like the one you received. I tell myself it's THEIR loss, and I hope you will tell yourself that too:-)
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I wish you all success on your job search! Receiving any rejection letter is better than being ghosted and ignored. At least you know your resume was received and reviewed. If you have Rachel's email address, you can thank her for the response and ask about the experience they are seeking; perhaps you can use that to help tailor your resume for each application.
Dawn S. Cross
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At 4:50 a.m, not even 24 hours after applying, I feel Rachel is one of the bot programs that scan a resume for “elusive, magic word”. While fundamentally I understand the use of software, companies should change the time these automatic rejections are sent out.
Lady Pele
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Good point about the time and it being a bot.
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Dawn. I think you are right - Rachel is a bot, and there is a cron job that runs after midnight to create and then send out the rejections letters.
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Hi Dawn, I have received so many of those lovely emails I've lost count. Keep your chin up, this wasn't the place for you, anyone who sends an email at 4:50am isn't the place you want to be. I've been on the job search for about 2 months now and had 3 interviews set up before COVID-19 hit. You have to keep plugging along and give yourself a break every few days. I'm right there with you, you've got this!! Good luck and I'll send good vibes your way that we BOTH land somewhere soon!
Dawn S. Cross
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Good luck in your search. I did a little internet sleuthing and found the CEO of the company (small company) and sent his a direct message about this. While I may not fit his company, he needs to rethink how his HR/hiring team is doing recruiting. Even if they waited until 8:30 a.m. to send the automatic rejection, it would be much better than at 4:50 a.m.
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Or even scheduled the email to go out later - when I'm working at odd hours I'll often schedule my emails to stay in draft until 8 a.m. so no one feels required to work during off time.