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Admittedly, this is a stupid and worthless question, but...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by UNCGrad, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. UNCGrad

    UNCGrad Well-Known Member

    OK, I know this is probably worthless to ask, but I'll throw it out there anyway in case anybody has had any similar dealings.

    I've applied for a media relations job at a private university where HR didn't have an online application process, but actually wanted mailed resume, cover and references. I did all that a couple of weeks ago.

    Today, I got a letter from HR saying thanks for the materials and the interest, they are reviewing applicants and will be setting up phone interviews at the end of the month. If I'm a finalist, they'll call.

    Form letter, right? Nothing more, nothing less?

    I guess I'm so jaded from the past that I don't expect for employers to use such courtesy (or pay for the shipping). Alas.
  2. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    In my experience, at a college, everyone who sends in a packet will get a letter like that. That doesn't mean you are or aren't a potential finalist.
  3. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Not knowing the school or their hiring process, it's probably a form letter. But it beats the hell out a form rejection letter.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    You might be surprised to know I once got six form rejection letters from one job that I applied for at a college.
  5. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Yet you still think you're good enough to work there.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Hell, I was overqualified, dammit.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    The Plain-Dealer has a college too?
  8. ChrisMaza

    ChrisMaza Member

    There are no stupid questions - just stupid people.

    I still cannot believe the number of places these days that don't acknowledge your submission at all and don't extend the courtesy of even a form letter.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Or a form e-mail.
  10. flexmaster33

    flexmaster33 Well-Known Member

    Yes, in education if doing something once will suffice, why not repeat it five times.
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    There are no stupid questions. Only stupid people.

    That's all I've got.
  12. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

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