I applied for this company and submitted a well written writing sample. I have a decent amount of mystery shopping experience and I have never had a shop rejected. Yet, they rejected me. They said,
"Thank you again for submitting an application with A Customer's Point of View. We've reviewed your application and at this time are going to pass on your request to join the team."
"Going to pass" on me with no explanation seems rude to me. Also, I felt the wording of the email was strange. Has anyone else had this experience with this company? I realize they aren't required to give an explanation, but it would have been nice.
That's not one I'm registered with, but I certainly understand your feeling that the company has been rude. I have a little different outlook. My day job is in Human Resources with a large state agency. My agency gets hundreds of applications daily from people who are seeking jobs with my agency. Some don't have the qualifications we are looking for. Others are educated and experienced and are well suited to the job they are applying for, but, because of the massive number of applications we get, their qualifications are simply overshadowed by others who are more qualified and better educated, just what we are looking for. We interview only those we are really interested in. Those selected are made job offers. The only applicants who receive a letter of acknowledgement from us are those that we have interviewed but not hired (and those letters don't give a reason why they were not hired, the letters only state that someone else was selected for the position).
I actually like the idea that a MSC is up front enough to say "no thanks" if they do not plan to offer a shopper assignments. I would much rather know up front and cross them off my list...... no time wasted checking their job board, no trying to find out what's available and applying for assignments I won't get, no worrying about why I am not being assigned jobs. Some MSCs accept all applicants and let them stay in the database indefinitely even though they do not plan to offer assignments.
The "at this time are going to pass on your request to join the team" is oddly worded but I think they are trying to be kind and tactful. If I were in their place, I would also not offer a specific explanation of why I didn't want to add a particular shopper to my team of shoppers. I would simply say thanks for applying but no thanks. To me, it's enough that they are up front enough to tell a shopper that he doesn't fit what they are looking for and that they said it nicely. JMHO.
edited cause I still can't spell.........
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/06/2015 04:24AM by AustinMom.
Personally, if I really wanted to know, I would have contacted them directly and simply asked them. They might not respond or provide any information, but if you word the request positively (perhaps indicate you are looking for ways to improve future applications, etc.) they might be willing to share.