Quote from Sam J.
Anybody have any insight on how a partially completed application can be rejected? What language are these programs looking for, or looking to reject? Do these jobs actually exist, or are these programs merely collecting personal information to use in some secret data bank? Is it possible that employers post jobs that don't exist just so they can find out who may be looking for a new job?
OP- at what point was your application rejected? Name, address, etc.? Educational background/titles? Or did it allow you to even enter your work history? Did you submit a resume prior to starting the application? Is is possible you applied there before, but your newer application contained information that conflicted with prior information submitted?
Is it possible that typos cause an automatic rejection (like for an editing job- I assume other lines of work are experiencing this same impersonal, cold, rejection process)? I can't wrap my head around this new (to me) rejection of a partially completed online application.
Demoralizing, to say the least. Scary, even.
Nope. Never applied there before. I uploaded a resume (very professional resume, and relevant to the position, I might add), my contact information, and transcripts. That's as far as I got.
Another acquaintance had the same thing happen with the same company, but for a different position.
The company allows one to "save as draft" to work on the application at a later time. It also requires one to electronically sign the application granting permission to the company to review personal data, check references, etc. I wasn't even close to that point--it's a lengthy, 9 page application process.
I find it humorous, but also rude and insulting. It was like being cut off mid sentence in a conversation.
Another acquaintance--who alerted me to the position as he thought I would be a good fit--and actually works for this company, said applications are all reviewed by a real person. So, someone looked at my application before I even submitted it. I think that is pretty low.