I was on LinkedIn recently, when I read a post from a friend of mine. He was appalled by the fact that during a recent job search, he didn’t hear back from more than 90% of the places he applied to.
He also shared a note he got back – 3 months later – from one organization.
In a pretty standard looking form letter, the organization thanked him for applying to the role, and said that they got 820 applications for the position, and unfortunately wouldn’t be pursuing him for the selection process.
People on the posting were mixed, about 50% were impressed that he got a response, and 50% were insulted that he got a canned response.