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But in any case, here are a few more real-life emails I’ve received in response to rejection notices. a form letter — a friendly and polite form letter, but a form letter.

When you need to communicate the same information to hundreds of people, a form letter is the most efficient way to do it. I find it incredibly difficult to believe that my qualifications are lower than that of other applicants.

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But in this world I suppose a persons whole life, intelligence, and excitement will always be less important than “typos”.

I guess I should have skipped University and attended typing classes. I do like character and enthusiasm, but it’s naive to think they trump attention to detail or a basic fit with the qualifications for the job.

And since most employers have many well-qualified applicants who don’t submit error-filled work, those things are going to move you to the bottom of the pile.

Still, naive as he is, I kind of wanted to give him a cup of cocoa and help him rewrite his resume.

(received after a rejected applicant asked for feedback and I told him the position required stronger writing and, upon his request, pointed out that his application materials had contained numerous grammatical and spelling errors) I make no claims of being the best writer in the world, but I would think it is a skill that can be taught and developed.

Traits that cannot be taught are character, passion, honesty, hard work, and integrity.

I understand how frustrating it is to be turned down for a job you wanted, but it always baffles me that someone wouldn’t take into consideration that they have limited information about the job — and the rest of the candidate pool — and we know it quite intimately. Thank you for your rapid response to my last email.

In it you state via what appears to be a form letter that you “identified other applicants whose qualifications better fit our needs.” Unfortunately I don’t believe this to be true.

If you want to say anything EXCEPT state your preference, please change the subject line, and DO NOT reply to other people's statement of their opinion.

I'll give this one week (until Monday, August 11, 2008, 12 noon UTC), and then tally responses.

A lot of organizations would like to have someone with my considerable set of experiences and leadership and I’m secure enough in them that I won’t rehash those here.

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