Facebook rejection for New Grad role after referral - WHY ?

Sep 15 16 Comments

I was able to get referral for New Grad - SWE position at Facebook. However, the resume was rejected without even an initial phone call or an online coding challenge.
I believe my resume is decent enough since I have gotten interviews coming up at Amazon and MS. ( with online application and without any referrals ) and about to graduate from top 10 CS university and 2 SWE internships. Any insights on why this happened ?

I suspect that it's because all of my internship experience is in backend development with Java. Very little to No experience with frontend and Php.
Also, what's the process of providing referral like ? Do the person referring can do anything extra ( like write impressive stuff about my skills ) to be atleast considered for the introductory phone call.

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  • Compass / Other
    mkkv

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    mkkvmore
    Facebook doesn't really hire non intern new grads anymore.
    Sep 15 1
    • OP
      This makes most sense :(.
      Sep 15
  • Amazon prestige🧐
    When were you referred?
    Sep 15 4
    • OP
      Less than a week ago.
      Sep 15
    • Amazon prestige🧐
      Hmm, I’m not sure then. I was referred once a few months ago and got insta-rejected and then recently got another referral that went through. I thought maybe it had to do with timing.
      Sep 15
    • OP
      Dm'ed you
      Sep 15
    • Amazon prestige🧐
      Yeah, it’s worth a shot
      Sep 15
  • New / Eng bytec
    It wasn’t your lack of front-end and PHP experience. Most big companies don’t care about that for generalist SWE positions.
    Sep 15 0
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    • OP
      Thanks for really great insight
      Sep 15
  • EMC / Eng notax
    My friend got referred, got rejected on that referral. The very next day, applied online with a different account without referral and got a call. Recruiting is such bullshit. 🙁
    Sep 15 0
  • Facebook public2
    The confidence of kids these day lol.
    Sep 15 0
  • It's unlikely they tossed you for not knowing front end.
    Sep 15 0
  • SAP PXkM70
    Put all buzz words on white font strategically throughout your resume

    It was the machines that rejected you not the recruiters themselves
    Sep 15 2
    • New / Data maWI30
      I've heard mixed reviews about this. I've never tried it hence. Just out of curiosity how safe is this? I'm getting sick and tired of my resume getting rejected by ATS :(
      Sep 15
    • SAP PXkM70
      Just try it
      The cool off period is only valid if you get an interview and get rejected
      Sep 15
  • T-Mobile doge 🐶
    OP can you please dm me?
    Sep 15 0

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