Why do recruiters/hiring managers say this? How can they say your background/experience is impressive but decided not to proceed and move on with someone else without calling for an interview and talking about this ‘impressive background’?
I think it may be misleading and doesn’t help in my job search. I know its not their job to tell us what were not doing right or doing wrong but to say my experience was impressive and not talk to me makes me confuse.
(You can skip to the last paragraph if you don’t want to read about my background…)
During my time at the agency, I worked on HTML templates, launched marketing campaigns, rebuilt the company website, but my biggest project was being involved in the development of a web management tool for a major health insurance company. I learned to communicate with a small team that included project managers, designers and engineers. They all told me that I was able to learn quickly on my feet and I showed a lot of enthusiasm. But after working for half a year, the company started to slow down and there wasn’t much for me to do. I began working on different things like editing videos and designing images on Photoshop. I wasn’t growing in the field that I wanted anymore. Then in the beginning of October, the company gave notice that they were going to lay of a few of the engineers. I was lucky to stay since I was the only front end developer in the entire office but I didn’t have a good feeling about staying and I wasn’t happy. So I began leveling up on my skills and reviewing FCC. I started to apply for a few jobs and just about three weeks ago, I was told the company was shutting down. Since I had already started an exit plan, I wasn’t to disappointed. It only pushed me to look for something sooner. Some recruiters reached out to me and told me they will pass my resume along to companies who may be interested (Attached to the resume is a report where I scored 90/100 on a front end development assessment test. And some companies haven’t responded back but the ones that bother me are the ones that say they moved to other candidates even though my resume was impressive.
Can I reach out to these recruiters and ask why they moved forward with someone else? How can I grow from these rejections?