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What does it mean if you get rejected after a phone screen? I always thought you were supposed to pass them and they were simply a formality. But getting rejected after two phone screens has me concerned. Is it just a disconnect between recruiter and the hiring team?

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At many places the process is as follows:

1. Recruiter reads resume
2. Recruiter phone screen
3. Actual hiring manager(s) review resume + recruiter’s notes
4. Hiring manager(s) make decision on who to give a real first round

So what’s happening isn’t that you’re being screened out by the recruiter based on the phone screen, it’s just that the “real” resume review happens post-phone screen at these companies. I wouldn’t worry about it much — what I’ve been doing now is that I only put in real prep/research for the interviews AFTER the phone screen, if I get them.

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Thank you. That is what I assumed was happening

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Pay expectations mismatch can be one reason

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I’m pretty sure I was rejected from a phone screen based on my energy.
Prior to the call that day both of my seniors that I’m close with told me they’re switching to taas, so I was a bit devastated. During the call I thought I ticked all the boxes and she indicated the pay was in line. Pretty sure they thought I was a low energy person and decided to pass. Meanwhile I was just sad and still processing things… not my normal self.
Lesson learned!

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Yeah maybe you passed Hr but once it was sent to the actual dept they might not have agreed with your experience enough to interview you.

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Depends on the industry

They may think youre over qualified

I don’t think so 😂

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