As sad and true this post is, it actually turned out to be quite therapeutic because it allowed me to laugh at the struggle and enjoy the moment. These job rejections are just a glimpse in the life of a job seeker.
So here are 21 job rejection emails that help you to know you are not alone.
“Unfortunately, at this time, you have not been selected to move forward with the next phase of the process.”
We appreciate the time you invested in applying; however, at this time we have decided not to move forward with your application for the
“We want to let you know that the _______ position has closed and is no longer available.” (Closed??? TF, it was just open.)
“Although we were impressed with your qualifications, we have decided not to move your application forward.” (Yes, my impressiveness turned out to be rather unimpressive after all.)
“We have had the chance to review your application and based upon
“At this time, the position has been canceled.” (Well…un-cancel it.)
“We have decided not to move forward with your candidacy.”
“Unfortunately, at this time, we have selected other candidates whose skills more closely match our requirements.”
“Although your background is impressive, we regret to inform you that we have decided to pursue other candidates for this position at this time.” (This one and #8 were on the same day, hours apart, and with the same company. Find a new scab to pick you monsters!)
“Unfortunately, after careful consideration, we have determined that our current position is not ideally suited to your talents, experience, and qualifications.”
“After a careful review of our staffing needs, we have decided to cancel this posting.” (I actually knew this was a lie because I literally interviewed just two days before.)
“We regret to inform you that we will not be moving forward with your candidacy for this position.”
“We have reviewed the qualifications of each candidate and after careful consideration, we have determined that the credentials of other candidates more closely match our requirements at this time.”
“Ultimately, there were applicants with experience that made them a better fit for this job.”
“We have reviewed your background and are impressed by your accomplishments. However, after careful consideration of your application, we have concluded that your particular blend of skills and experience does not match our needs as closely as those of other candidates we are considering for the _________ and have therefore decided not to proceed further.”
“We received a large number of applications and we regret to inform you that your application has not been selected for an interview.”
“We have reviewed your background and qualifications and find that we do not have an appropriate position for you at this time.” (Great because I only like inappropriate positions anyways! Makes the job much more interesting.)
“We have reviewed your details and after careful consideration, we regret to inform you that your application will not progress.”
“Unfortunately after careful consideration, we have decided to move forward with another candidate.”
“…we’re looking for just the right combination of skills and experience.
Suggested by a wise Reddit commentator, you can’t take the job hunt seriously. Prepare yourself to know your number (or resume) won’t always get picked.
Do any of these look familiar for you? Are you currently in the job search struggle?