Last week I applied for a Systems Specialist position that I was clearly OVER qualified for.
The job description was vague and had little detail about the actual job itself, so I figured since I’ve had just about every job in the world of computers and technology, I would be a shoe-in to get an interview.
This morning I received the following message in my email:
“We regret to inform you that your application for Information Systems Specialist is no longer being considered because you did not meet the minimum qualifications as advertised.”
I didn’t meet the ‘MINIMUM’ qualifications?
From what I read in the job description (that was severely lacking any actual descriptive words) all it would take to meet the “minimum qualifications” is a job application with the correct spelling of your first and last name.
Not that it really matters, but I wonder if this person who sent me the rejection email actually took the full minute and a half to peruse my application that took me over an hour to complete? It may have been automated, but still…how did I not meet the Minimum qualifications? I’m pretty sure I spelled my first and last name correctly.
I suppose the silver lining is that if they don’t think I’m qualified for the job, then it’s not a good fit for either of us.
Rejection Letter Number one was clearly pathetic!