Here’s what you need to know about job rejections (broken down by type):
Form letters can make it easier for employers to communicate the same information to a number of people, while saving time. Most job rejections are communicated using form letters. Don’t expect a personalized one—They’re rarely sent.
Rejection After Praising Your Qualifications
Some companies don’t want to be harsh when rejecting applicants. That is why you may find some rejection letters that praise your qualifications before delivering the news. Some form letters can be vague in order to spare applicants’ feelings.
No Phone Call Rejections
Many companies don’t want to deal with the possible drama of rejections via phone. Some applicants may find it hard to keep their composure upon finding out that they didn’t get the job, which can be difficult for both parties. Because of this, many companies send a form letter or a short rejection email.
Rejected but Asked to Apply for Other Openings
If you receive a rejection like this, it doesn’t hurt to check their other available openings that might just be the perfect fit for your skills. You can always take their word and try again if your first attempt wasn’t successful.
Keeping Your Resume on File
It’s better to look for other job opportunities even if the company states that they’ll keep your resume on file. Some may keep you in mind and contact you once an opening is available, but don’t count on it. Move on and start looking for other positions in other companies.
Asking to Reconsider
Applicants sometimes send these letters or emails. Doing so is a mistake. Most people don’t know the exact reason why they aren’t given a job offer. You may be a perfect fit for the company from your perspective, but you have to respect their decision not to hire you, whatever the reason. Don’t lose hope. Keep working and moving forward until the right company sees your skills and experience.