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If I was a recruiter

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Almost every single job I've seen has had the following text at the bottom of the ad: "We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted."

I am not getting any kind of notification that my resume and application has been received; on top of that, I don't get any kind of notification if I don't get considered. How much effort is it to automatically send a 'thank you, but no thank you' to people who aren't in consideration for a job? You don't have to tell them why. Isn't it more likely to make them want to apply for a job with you in future?

I can't say I really like getting "Your e-mail has been received and will be assigned to the next available operator" notifications (I think they're called bacn now) when I e-mail a support address, but I'd really appreciate some feedback along the lines of "yes, we did get your resume".  Else I might go mad.

Oh well - I'm getting better results from the Toronto BarCamp mailing list than the big job sites anyway.