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Applied to a very cool job with EY today. Checked off every box on their requirements. It was a job I have been trying to get into for months now, and finally it was an open position on their career site. It took them 31 minutes to send me a rejection email. What am I doing wrong?

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OP, if you're looking at a ccass role, I worked with some of the Ms and SMs in that group last year for covid related work. Although I'm kinda surprised the posting is for Tech Consulting, they were under Assurance when I worked with them. Feel free to DM me with questions.

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Also, I know the practice is very actively recruiting so I’d do some more due diligence and reach out to a partner or something to ask to learn more about the position

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“Very cool job”...”EY”...something doesn’t compute here

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Exactly. Very cool places don’t reject you. You will find cooler places in your future, guaranteed. Keep applying!

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Try to reach out to a recruiter in that practice. A connection or two always helps

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Find someone to refer you first and have them submit your resume

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Never get your hopes up for a job in which you have zero connections.

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OP you could always go to Capgemini. I hear they take anyone.

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If I remember correctly, the same thing happened to me and a recruiter was in touch a few days later

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You looking in Tech? If so, DM me

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Thank you!

Did you use appropriate key words in your resume?

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Unless you are in accounting, E&Y don’t have too many interesting jobs . EY Parthenon is an exception. Before applying a job online , try to find a referral , network with people who can support your application.

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Did you maybe make a mistake with selecting whether you need to be sponsored? They may also be pretty far along in their process....?

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Looked back through and all seems to be accurate

Could be an immigration related job advertisement.

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30 mins means it’s an automated process... as in no human reviewed your application. Resume either missed specific keywords or contained a blatant mismatch - like the job requires 6 YOE and you graduated college 2 years ago. I’d suggest doing as much digging on LinkedIn as you can for someone with the job description you want or head of the team you want to be on, or a recruiter for that function and messaging them directly with your cover letter and resume.

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Good to know, will see if I can successfully get in contact with someone like that. Thanks for the input.

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Taleo is a black hole where resumes go to die. You're better off asking people here on FB about the job or cold-calling people on LinkedIn to try to get an in with a human being.

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