Online application rejected !!!

HP / IT SphF25
Apr 11 18 Comments

I recently updated my resume and just started applying during the last week or so. Applied for about 10 positions so far, mainly around technical program management and product management. Only 2 companies responded do far - Airbnb and Uber - both negative. The email said my skills did not match the requirement but suggested that I apply for other postings in the company as they become available.

Is this some kind of standard practice where they reject the first time and consider later on? Could it be because my resume is not properly highlighting the skills and strengths? Perhaps HP employees are seen as less competitive? What warrants an immediate reject of the online app? Thoughts, suggestions on how I can better prepare?

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TOP 18 Comments
  • Oracle not_larry
    The !!! In title very misleading
    Apr 11 3
    • Facebook public2
      For real, this sounds normal not !! Worthy
      Apr 11
    • HP / IT SphF25
      OP
      I really had to exclaim 😏 ...didn't mean to mislead.
      Apr 11
    • Facebook public2
      Giving you a hard time OP. Rejection from regular applications is incredibly common. Work on getting a referral where you can.
      Apr 11
  • Google take
    Your resume may not be highlighting skills well or you might not have the skills they are looking for or there are better candidates for the position in the pipeline.
    Apr 11 0
  • New luvr
    Only coders go through blanket approval. Rest have to either have a brand or work through referrals.

    Product management and program management may sound sexy titles but they are dime a dozen out there.
    Apr 11 3
    • Good product managers are hard to find. A lot of bad out there
      Apr 12
    • HP / IT SphF25
      OP
      How can they assume someone is good or bad without talking? Unless referral is the only way.
      Apr 12
    • Because at HP the real product manager is some high level exec and not the product manager by title. If you’re a product manager and you’re not at a startup, they assume you’re bad.
      Apr 12
  • Seagate toti420
    Number one mistake: not reading the job description carefully and not highlighting the skills/experience the company is looking for. Also, during the interview, not listening carefully to the interviewer and not answering the questions directly.
    Apr 11 3
    • No one cares about your resume if you’re a software engineer. All they care about is if you can solve algorithms prob. You can interview without ever produced a resume if you’re interviewing for engineering positions.
      Apr 11
    • Seagate toti420
      OP is not applying for SWE roles.
      Apr 11
    • Oops 😜
      Apr 12
  • Nvidia madd
    Yes, it is standard practice to ignore (reject) people who don't come through referrals.
    Apr 11 1
    • HP / IT SphF25
      OP
      Make sense. I thought they would ignore, but rejection hurts and makes you think if something is wrong with your profile.
      Apr 12
  • Box / Eng SalmonBrgr
    Dude, she's just not that into you. Just move on.
    Apr 12 0
  • Amazon fhsj 838
    Welcome to the jungle; that’s real life job hunting for ya
    Apr 11 0
  • Move onto the next. Get referrals 😜
    Apr 11 0

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