Did the people who got rejections from Pomona have phone interviews? I didn't get a rejection email despite having not been invited to phone interview (e.g. I am fairly confident I should have received a rejection), and I am trying to figure out why this happened. I am worried that they may not have received my application in the first place. However, I am thinking maybe they only sent out rejections to people who made the first cut but not the second (e.g. people who didn't phone interview have still heard nothing), which would explain it. Any details would be much appreciated.
Date: 02 Dec 2010 21:02
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Huh. Maybe they have a back-up short list in case their first round of interviews doesn't work out? Probably wishful thinking, but I can't think of a better explanation. Even if they are sending out rejection emails in batches, I can't imagine it's taken them all day. The other possibility is that they lost both of our applications? That would be kind of a coincidence.
I dropped the search chair an email but have not heard anything back. I'll post here when I do.
The chair told me they are just taking a while to get all the rejections out (they are still working through their list of 10 phone interviewees, but anyone who is in that group has heard by now). He was kind enough to let me know that I was in the top 30. He also seemed very inviting if I wanted to ask for more feedback about my application, though frankly I'm kind of too fragile for that at this point. Still, braver souls might want to drop him a line if they are curious.
I received a rejection, but no phone interview. I'd contact them to make sure they received your application.
Same boat here (no word, no rejection). On the market last year and more often that not schools won't give you a rejection notice. It's a buyers market and when a position attracts 200+ applicants, they'll probably only be in touch with as many as 10 people. That's the reality. Can't say I agree, but it is what it is…