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I landed a first interview at my dream company and role, but I received a rejection after. All I had was a phone screening interview, I can’t understand how I could have been cut just from this? (CONT

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i think this is where having a connection could help (assuming you did not of course)

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Thanks everyone, feeling a little less mad with myself 🙂 I guess it might have been a silly question, just never had it happen (either no interview, or reject after a clear bomb).

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(CONT) I had prepped like crazy, rehearsed my answers. I was actually only asked 2 questions as well (tell me about ____ experience, and why do u want this job). Does anyone have any insights? Has anyone ever been cut from just a phone screening? (I didn’t exaggerate my resume details either)

Yes of course - it happens. Sometimes they have others in mind and it’s not a rejection of not liking your answers etc.

How long was the call if you only were asked two questions?

That's fair. Had a screening call where I was told there were a lot of applicants and they were leaning towards filling internally, but the next step was to take all the screened applicants and shorten the list. In that case, there were only so many spots, so it doesn't mean one necessarily screwed up for not getting through. Perhaps that's what happened here.

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I’ve had it happen. Generally means there were others who had more applicable backgrounds. That’s not to say you are not qualified. It’s luck of the draw sometimes. Sorry to hear OP. I promise you’ll find another one.

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