So I have a random and perhaps pointless question - what is up with inconsistency in rejection notices? There are several instances in which others have posted that they received a rejection notice for a job that I had applied to and yet I received neither a rejection letter nor an interview request. At first I was inclined to find hope in this - perhaps I was at least part of a "long list" that might be revisited if necessary - but is that real hope or am I deluding myself? Is there a common practice with rejection notices or is it just inconsistent and opaque and probably not worth spending time thinking about?
Date: 04 Jan 2013 17:19
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In our search (public R1) we rejected bottom 40 of 80 or so and sent letters asap. They had big holes and rejection was easy to justify. Others (very well qualified) were ranked and won't be rejected until an offer is accepted. If the interviewed candidates don't accept we could go back to pool… But there is a good chance we would just start over at that point, because so much time would have passed, etc…
Depending on the amount if gap too… I has that happen with a few places that snail mailed rejections… I just got mine way after others updated.