Why Facebook recruiters insta-reject me

Wix.com TcEs77
Nov 8 19 Comments

Hi Blind, I've been trying to apply to Facebook, but after numerous attempts - the response is always the same. "We decided to proceed with another candidate". What's wrong? I've already had interviews with 2 FAANG companies, but Facebook doesn't give me a chance for even a phone interview. What could be the reason of such insta-rejections?

YOE: 7
TC: Not FAANG :)

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  • Facebook / Eng if not
    Instant rejections indicate a resume problem.
    Nov 8 5
    • Wix.com TcEs77
      OP
      I had no problem with Amazon, Google and Apple. Don't think so
      Nov 8
    • Rakuten / Ops
      tooQ10

      Rakuten Ops

      PRE
      Rakuten USA
      BIO
      Obligatory: YoE 20, TC 41k. Such is life for us non-SWE office monkeys!
      tooQ10more
      What does 'resume problem' mean? It doesn't contain certain keywords so the robot screener rejects it unseen?
      Nov 8
    • Wix.com TcEs77
      OP
      Just to clarify, when I say instant, I mean from 30 min to 1 day. So, it doesn't seem like a robot.
      Nov 8
    • Glassdoor lemm
      It's not a robot, they really don't want you
      Nov 8
    • Facebook / Eng if not
      Object-relational impedance mismatch.
      Nov 9
  • Google / Eng cloudy sky
    1. Get an AANG on your resume.
    2. Get a referral. (repher.me site works)
    3. Study for your System Design interviews. Seriously.

    My 3-step process to recently landing an E5 offer with less YOE than OP.
    Nov 8 0
  • New oeeL53
    No php skills?
    Nov 8 0
  • No other FAANG or good school on your resume. And bad location too.
    Nov 8 2
    • Wix.com TcEs77
      OP
      Glad that other companies don't mind hiring candidates with no FAANG experience :)
      Nov 8
    • Actually come to think of it, I know bootcamp grads who interviewed with F/G, so maybe it’s location or some other factor?

      And actually by FAANG I mean any ”big” company like even Microsoft, Square, Twitter etc.
      Nov 8
  • Glassdoor lemm
    OP - why do you think Facebook owes you anything ? They couldn't care less that you got rejected from Amazon and Google and perhaps they know better or saw something disturbing on your FB account.
    You can reach out to their recruiters via LinkedIn and see if that makes a difference.
    Nov 8 1
    • Wix.com TcEs77
      OP
      I don't think that they owe me something. As per FB account I thought about it, since I don't use social networks frequently and have only 10 friends there. My profile is almost empty.
      Nov 8
  • Facebook / Eng KzSj72
    There are probably factors you are not aware of. Are you changing companies every 6 months or something like that?
    Nov 8 1
    • Wix.com TcEs77
      OP
      No, just decided to try FAANG, and only Facebook treats me like that so far
      Nov 8
  • New f2n
    How many yoe do you have?
    Nov 8 1
    • Wix.com TcEs77
      OP
      Updated the post
      Nov 8
  • Facebook h2648psj
    Post resume here redacting your personal info and companies and maybe folks can help figure out
    Nov 8 0
  • They gave me technical support positions, tried 5 referrals. Yoe: 1, no faang companies, top 10 cs school
    Nov 8 0

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