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Preemptive rejection letter?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by BigSleeper, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    I've applied for plenty of jobs in my career, but I never encountered something like this. Last week, I applied for a position. Today, I got an email saying my "qualifications are under review," and that if I don't hear from them within a month, then I can assume they're not interested.

    So, is this basically a preemptive rejection letter or are my "qualifications" really up for review?
  2. mdpoppy

    mdpoppy Member

    Could just be their way of letting you know they received your application. Kind of odd wording though -- maybe they just don't want you to get your hopes up.
  3. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    it was for job with a large chain, correct?
  4. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    My hopes aren't really that high anyway. I just never got a letter like that before.

    And yes, it's a very large paper.
  5. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    i don't think it's a negative ... just HR speak.
  6. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    I sent a follow-up e-mail this morning concerning a sports information opening I had applied for. I got a reply e-mail that was totally blank except for the automated signature. I've got no clue how to take that one.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    You don't want that job anyway.
  8. captzulu

    captzulu Member

    I applied for a non-journalism job once with a state agency. A couple months later, they sent me a letter telling me they've filled the position. A week later, they sent another letter apologizing for misspelling my name in the rejection letter.

    And then there was the time I got not one, but two rejection cards from Barnes & Noble back in high school ...
  9. healingman

    healingman Guest

    Take it as HR speak. That's the way things are done in our automated world.

    Don't give Sam Zell any ideas.
  10. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    You'd be amazed. This one missed payroll on Monday.
  11. jfs1000

    jfs1000 Member

    All corporations do this now. You don't get a rejection letter, you get a "We will call you if interested." It's all done by computer now.
  12. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Preemptive would be if you got the letter before you sent your application ...
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