101 job rejections

subject: RE: looking for work

Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 15:15:34 -0000

Hi Damien, Thanks for following up from -------'s referral. It's not
good to hear of a quality bunch of people like those at -------- being
out of work. You guys had a pretty unique team. But, really, with
skills like you have accumulated there, it shouldn't be too hard to
find you a home in a company that suits you. That's what we're here to
do. I'm going to take another thorough look at your work, then I'll sit
down with the rest of the team here and see what we can come up with
work-wise. And the fact that most of us here at -------- are Kiwis
won't alter our perception either. *grin* I'll probably make contact
with you early next week. Let me know if your situation alters. I'll be
in touch shortly.

Best regards --------

Hi Damien
Thanks for your application. We would like to have an interview with
you, preferrably next week, if possible. Mail us with what is more
convenient for you.
Yours --------

Hi Damien
Just got your CV, would love to get you in for a look.
If you could give me a ring on Wednesday and arrange a time either this week or early next week that would be good.

Hi Damien,
I'm impressed with your work!
I run ----------- with my husband ------- and we employ 2 designers (although we're down to one at the moment - which is why I'm searching for the right person to fit the team).
We've got some impressive clients and our work is very varied - have a look at our portfolio at www.---------.co.uk
We are looking for someone who can pick up a brief and take it through from concept to final media (print or web).
If you're interested in this position you would need to look at relocating out of London.
My studio is in ----- - which is close to Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire. If this position fits the bill - please get in contact and we'll organise a meeting.
Kind regards �

Subject: Re: Design Position
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2001 16:52:41 +0000
sorry we have already started interviewing so we will be unable to take your application any further at this stage

Subject: Re: Design Position
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2001 16:52:41 +0000
sorry we have already started interviewing so we will be unable to take your application any further at this stage
Hi Damien
Would you like to come in for with your portfolio next week? If so what about Wednesday or Thursday at 5pm.

Hi Damien,
Could you please contact me a.s.a.p as I would like to arrange an
interview for you with -------. I believe you sent your CV through to

Hi Damien,
I had a look
at your site and thought it was excellent. Could you just let me know
what tools you use in design, especially in creating web designs? I
expect tools from within the macromedia suite and adobe suites but it
would be helpful to know exactly where you are with it all. Thanks very
much ------

hi there ! thanks for the
mail ! Yip ,--------- are currently looking for designers ! We are in
conversation with a few people from ------- already. I've checked out
your url, love the work ! Please do come in for a chat ! I've sent your
details to HR so wait for a call ! speak soon D

for applying, we are currently in the process of going through all the
cvs and will be in contact soon. Interviews will take place over the
next 2 weeks.

sorry we have already started interviewing so we will be unable to take your application any further at this stage --------
Many thanks for your e-mail.
If you are enquiring about vacancies, your message will be forwarded to
recruitment@------.com. If you are approaching us with a new business
opportunity, your message will be forwarded to busdev@-------.com.
Other enquiries will be dealt with as swiftly as possible and routed to
the correct department.
Thank you for your interest in --------.

Dear Damien,
Thank you for e-mailing your details to us. We have reviewed your application and
although your background is impressive, we are sorry to inform you that
we do not have any suitable positions for you at the moment. Our
clients currently require candidates with at least 2 years experience
in new media on a full time basis. Your interest in ----- is sincerely
Best regards,
------ New Media Researcher --

Dear Damien,
Thank you for
taking the time to come in and see us. Your work was very interesting.
Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to offer you a position at
-----------, but we wish you the best of luck in the future.
Yours sincerely -----------------------------

Dear Damien
I have just
been given the shortlist of applicants for the Designer post and I am
pleased to tell you that you are on the list. The interviews are being
held on FRIDAY 9 MARCH and I would be grateful if you would let me know
whether you are able to attend at 1.30 pm I look forward to hearing
from you as soon as possible

I am sorry but we
have had to change the interview date to Thursday 8th March. Is this
still suitable for you at 1.30 pm ? I am away from tonight until Monday
so if I don't hear from you by 5 pm, could you let -------- know Thanks
Thank you for your email. I
am very sorry to hear that you did not receive your information pack
about the Artist in Residency post. As far as we can ascertain, this
was sent out to you but, in fact, several packs appear to have gone
astray at the time yours was posted. I am sorry you are so disappointed
- if you would like to email me your cv I will ensure that it is kept
on file, as we are developing other projects which might be suitable
for you. Apologies once again. -----

Hi Damien,
Thanks for your interest. The position has not yet closed and no you
are not too old... If you had of said 40 I may have hedged.. :-) Are
you based in Brisbane? I've checked out your url's.. Are you able to
come in and meet with me tomorrow or early next week?

Hi Damien,
Sorry to take so long to get back to you. I'm still interested in
interviewing you for the position. My only concern was when you were
able to start (I have to run everything by our Board) - but I think we
can probably work around it.
Essentially, there is a part-time position still available (3 days a
week). With a view to potentially going full-time dependent on the
amount of work we have on / can attract.
We have already filled the other position.
Let me know when you are available to talk..

Dear Damien,
I am writing with bad news about the position at ----- . The board has
decided to go with a talented young designer from an Asian background
who provides and opportunity for ----- to open up its client base
considerably. (he speaks and writes fluent Cantonese).
Thank you for your interest in ----- and the position. The decision is
not a reflection on your design skills (your portfolio is extensive and
impressive) and I would be happy to consider you for any future
positions that may open up. (and as a young, growing company that is
certainly a possibility).
Thanks again. Best of luck with your future endeavours.

Dear Mr Frost,
I am
unaware of any graphic design vacancy - perhaps you have a reference
number for the position? Otherwise, please contact the person specified
in the advertisement.

Dear Mr. Frost,
I regret
to say that you were not short-listed for interview for the position of
Communications Manager with -----. I want to thank you sincerely for
your interest in working with us and for your application which we read
As you might expect, it was a competitive process, and I think the
depth and range of skills we were expecting was very broad and
ambitious. We didn't feel that the position was best matched with your
skills and experience.
We wish you all the best in the next steps you take in your career.
Yours sincerely,

Dear Damien,
Thank you very much for applying for this position.
While your background and experience are impressive, some candidates
have qualifications or experience which more specifically meets our
clients brief. Therefore, we are writing to advise you that,
unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful in this instance.
We wish you all the best in your future endeavours and please do not
hesitate to apply for future ----- positions that may be of interest to
Kind regards,

Dear Damien,
Thank you
for your application. I am currently processing a large number of
applicants and will be in contact with successful applicants in the
near future.
I apologise to unsuccessful applicants in advance for not being able to
contact you directly.
I will keep your resume on file and call you
should a suitable position become available.
Best wishes for your job search.
Thank you for your interest in ----- . At this stage we must advise that your application has been unsuccessful.
Best regards,

Dear Damien,
The interview process for our graphic artist position has now been
completed. Unfortunately you have been unsuccessful. However, if a
similar position becomes available in the future, we will keep your
details on file.
We appreciate your time.

Sorry for the delay in
replying to your job application. The response to the advert was
overwhelming and it has taken us some time to sort through all
applicants. We have short-listed the resumes we feel would suit the job
requirments and regret to inform you that your application was
We thank you for your time and wish you the best in your job search.

Thank you very much for your application for the position as
KnowledgeWorker. I regret to inform you that on this occasion you were
unsuccessful. We had some absolutely outstanding responses from some
amazingly talented people who, I am sure, will do me out of a job.
Again thank you and good luck with the job hunting.Yours sincerely

Dear DamienReference No: 73/02321
We refer to your recent application for the position of Web Developer
and with regret must advise that on this occasion you have been
unsuccessful. We received a number of applications for this role and
selecting the shortlist for interview proved a difficult decision.
Thank you for your time and effort in connection with your application.
We would more than welcome any enquiries in relation to positions of
interest that we may advertise in the future. In addition, and with
your permission, we would like to keep your details in our confidential
files and will contact you should an appropriate opportunity arise.
To assist you further with your job search we suggest you visit
----- for the latest jobs and valuable career related information.
Don't have time to search for a better job? Get the best jobs emailed
to your inbox. Create your ----- search agent NOW. And it's FREE! Just
click on to ----- In the meantime, please keep us informed of your

Dear Damien,
Thank you
for your enquiry regarding a position with our company. Unfortunately,
there are no positions currently available for someone with your
skills, but we thank you for your enquiry and will keep your
application on file for future reference. We would like to wish you
every success in your search for employment in your chosen field.

Dear Damien,
Thanks for
sending your resume. Unfortunately I have to disappoint you. At the
moment we are looking for a sr. Digital Artworker, but we have to look
for one within Europe, since we are having problems with getting
workpermits to a closure. We regret this ourselves and wished the
boundaries were more open, but at the moment we can't do anything about
that. Please do stay in touch, who knows, things might change in the
near future! I am sorry I haven't got better news at the moment and I
do hope you will be succesful in finding what you want soon!
Best wishes,

Hi Damien,
We surveyed
100 respondents and came up with the following random selection of
interview candidates! In other words, congratulations on making it
through the first round of culling.
Those still floating will have the opportunity to present their best at
an interview on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of next week (18,
19, 20 June)
Available interview times are as follows: -----
Please respond ASAP via email with your first three interview time
preferences marked next to the times indicated above.
(Just put a (1) (2) or (3) after the applicable time)
Please reply to this email address and CC your preferences to ----
Please include 2 contact phone numbers we can reach you on to confirm your interview time.
The interview will be approximately 45 minutes broken down into the following segments:
5 minute Torture Session/getting to know you
15 minute interrogation
15 minute portfolio assessment
10 minute open discussion
Please be prepared to answer a riduclous barage of irrelevant questions such as:
What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
What is the mathematical formula for testing witches?
How may creative directors does it take to change a lightbulb?
One question you will need to carefully consider however is how much you think you are worth.
We look forward to meeting you at the interview.
Team -----

Dear Damien
Thank you for submitting an application for the Graphic/Web Designer
position. Your work is very impressive and we would like to interview
you, but before I go any further I just wanted to check with you
regarding the actual location of the job, the position is in
Wollongong, would this pose any problems?
Let me know how you feel about this, before we take the next step.
Look forward to your reply.
Kind regards

Hi Damien
Thanks for getting in contact with me the other day, and I do apolgise
for not getting back to you sooner. Re the graphic/web designer
position, we have come to a decision and the position has been filled.
Yet we would be very interested in meeting with
you in the future as our organisation is always working on various
projects which require such expertise. If you don't mind I'd like to
pass on your details to the Musicoz office, which is responsible for
the National Music Competition "Musicoz", now heading into its third
year. Musicoz is rapidly expanding and new positions will be coming up
in the future. Once again, thank you for your interest in our position
and I look foward to hopefully speaking with you in the future.
Kind regards

Hi Damien,
I'm writing to see if you are available for freelance work (I've kept
your details on file since you applied for a position with us back in
April). I'm looking for someone who can work for a 2-3 month period,
possibly becoming permanent thereafter. Could you please advise on your
availability and if this is of interest to you.

Hi Damien,
Thanks for coming to see us the other evening. We have now made a
decision and unfortunately we have chosen somebody else for the
position. It was nice meeting you and I will keep your details on file
for possible future work.
Good luck and all the best.

Do you know that I have seen
about 100 resumes in the past 2 weeks and yours is the only one that
says: this guy is a true artist with true modern design style and
What is your current availability?
Do you have your own mac?
Do you contract with your own ABN?

Dear Damien,
Thank you for submitting your resume for the position of Web/Graphic Designer.
We have reviewed your application, and regret to inform you that we
have unfortunately we filled the position, but we will keep you resume
on file for any future position that may arise.
Please accept our best wishes for success in your job search.

Dear Damien,
Thank you for your interest in the position of Graphic Designer at ----- .
We are sorry to inform you that your application has been unsuccessful in this
instance. We would like to keep your details on file however, in case
we need to contact you in the future.
Thanks again for your interest, we wish you all the best for your future endeavours.
Kind regards, ....

Dear Damien,
Thankyou for your response to our advertisement for Graphic Artist / Marketing Assistant in the Age on Wednesday 15th and Saturday 18th May. Unfortunately, on this occasion you have been unsuccessful, however we
will keep your CV on file for future reference should the need arise. Good luck and I wish you all the best with your future endeavours.
Yours Sincerely.....