I received an email from a site visitor who shared the automated correspondence he received from a company where he had applied for a job.
He received a nice automated response saying that his resume would be forwarded to the recruiting team to review. Four minutes later he received an automated rejection letter from the same email account stating that he wasn't going to be considered for the position.
My guess is that the "recruiting team" was actually the company's recruiting software which determined he wasn't a match, but, a four minute rejection was painful for him. As he said in his email message: "I can not believe, nor will anyone else believe, that a true evaluation of my resume was performed in four minutes. It was despicable to receive a rejection that quickly from your automated system. Your company didn't have the decency to wait a day before rejecting me as a candidate."
On the plus side, I suppose he should be thankful that he received a rejection letter at all. In our poll, 16% of the respondents said they never receive a rejection letter and 25% rarely receive one. A lucky 19% of respondents always hears back from employers.
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