Hell Week Horror Stories

Well, this email really sums up the EC Interviewing, so we’ll let it stand alone this week. A simple impersonal email from an impersonal HR guy. Note the forwarding arrows came with, in standard blue reply font, and there is absolutely no mention of the recipient’s name, not even a “To:” header.

–Original Message–
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 10:18 AM
Subject: [Company]

> We certainly appreciate the time that you’ve taken out of your
> busy schedule to explore a career with [Company]. We are very impressed
> with your qualifications and career background. Your knowledge and
> expertise are undoubtedly desirable, as well as marketable.
> We are fortunate to have many well-qualified candidates
> interested in the [XXXX] Management Program. In light of
> this, we thought it would be best to let you know that we are going to
> pursue other candidates at this time. As you well know, we are a
> rapidly growing corporation. We would be pleased to maintain contact
> with you over the years. As positions become available, we’ll be in
> contact with you since you so well demonstrated the characteristics
> and experiences which would be of interest to us.
> Once again, we want to extend our sincere thanks for your time
> and interest. We certainly hope if our mutual efforts don’t result in
> a career relationship, that they would contribute to mutual respect
> and friendship in the coming years.
> Sincerely,
> Director of Recruiting