Archive for October, 2010

Random thoughts

Another rejection letter: 

“Dear [                   ]

Thank you for applying for the position listed below with the Department of State:  [                   ] Officer

You were found qualified; however, in competition with other candidates, you were not referred as one of the highly qualified candidates. We thank you for your interest in the Department of State and encourage you to apply for other positions for which you are qualified.

Human Resources Team” [it’s all a game to them]

….An old episode of  ‘The Cosby Show’: Grandfather: Sandra… much is it costing you. Father (Bill Cosby): “it’s up there”. Grandfather: “What’s her major?” Father (Bill Cosby): She doesn’t have one. Grandfather: “She doesn’t have one?” What does she do just walk around the college? Father (Bill Cosby): Umm errr…liberal arts. Grandfather:  “What does that make her when she graduates?” Father (Bill Cosby): Nothing. Grandfather: “You mean to tell me you pay $50,000 for her to graduate, return home to be nothing?” This when tuition was likely more reasonable even for IVY League. Just imagine the dialogue for the TTT school graduate’s family.

More Rejection Letters Part II

“You submitted an application for vacancy [               ]: [                    ] Specialist,[                               ]. Although we greatly appreciate your interest in this position, ultimately another candidate was selected. You may access or or to find other positions which may be of interest to you, and for which you feel you are qualified.” [lack of creativity]

“Thank you for submitting an application for the Attorney position in the Office of General Counsel, [                                   ].  Your name was referred to the selecting official for consideration; however, another applicant was selected for the position.”

“This refers to the application you recently submitted to this office for the position shown below: [                ].  The agency has cancelled this vacancy.  The position is being re-announce under new vacancy announcement number [                              ].  All applicants who applied under vacancy announcement number [                              ] are encourage to re-apply.” [so they can just cancel it again]

“You recently applied for this position at the Library Of Congress. The position has been cancelled and we will not be filling it at this time. You may access or or to find other positions which may be of interest to you, and for which you feel you are qualified.” [would the trillion dollar deficit have any thing to do with jobs being advertised then cancelled]

“Your application for vacancy announcement number [                                     ](GENERAL), GS-0905e-11 in [                        ] has been reviewed.  We determined that you do not meet the specialized experience requirements identified in the vacancy announcement. Therefore, we can no longer consider you for this vacancy.”

“Your application has been received for vacancy announcement number[          ]. This announcement is for a [                     ] Specialist, GS [    ]position with the [              ] Corporation.This vacancy has been cancelled and no selection was made.  The vacancy will not be re-announced at this time.” [why must you taunt me]

“We have received your submission for the position of ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEY III. Based on a review of your submission, you have been placed in the highest rating category of the eligible list for this position.  As a result, you may be contacted by the hiring authority for an interview.  However, please be aware that the hiring authority is not required to interview all applicants.” [p.s.: I was never interviewed nor was any follow-up contact made]

” We have reviewed your application and found you qualified for the position listed above.  However, you were  not among the most highly qualified candidates. Therefore, your name was not referred to the selecting official.” [you are not a 55 year old male with 16+ years of experience].  A selection has been made for this position.    Thank you for your interest in Federal employment.    PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS MESSAGE.  IT WAS GENERATED AUTOMATICALLY…”

More Rejection Letters

“Thank you for your interest in the [lawyer position] with the Attorney General’s Office at ___________. Due to the large volume od applicants, we were unable to extend an interview to you at this time.”

“Thank you for your interest in employment with the United States Attorney’s Office…..It was a difficult decision, but we have selected another individual whose qualifications better match our needs at this time.”

“Thank you for your interest in the [lawyer position] at the ________ District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. As you may imagine, many outstanding attorneys applied. We selected another qualified individual for the position.”

“Thank you for your interest in an Attorney Adv position at the Administrative Conference of the United States.  The Conference has completed its review of your application.
I regret to say that we will not be proceeding further with your application.  I am sorry to disappoint you, but we received over 900 applications and we interviewed only about 10 candidates.  Given that there was so much competition, it was inevitable that many highly qualified applicants would not be selected for interviews.”