Is there a thread for "ask the hr/vfx recuriter" around here? I have some Q's
1) I sent an email application with a link to my showreel to a company that I knew where working on a project and where going to hire in a particular department soon. I heard nothing back from them. Then they posted out on a job forum that they were hiring in that department, so I sent another application out with a link to my showreel (they didn't supply their postal address so I could not physically send them my reel).
I received an email back from the company, and got the generic response that I had been unsuccessful and that my file was on their records for any future opportunities (seems to be the standard response).
I politiely replied "Thank you for your response, any chance on any feedback on my showreel or otherwise?"
My response was:
"At the moment we are also advertising for several different roles, which compounds the number of applications reviewed."
So basically are they saying they didn't review me or even look at my showreel? I've had experience in working in a very similar project like this one and I've had about the exact number of years experience as they advertised for the position. Which brings me to the question, why didn't they look at the application?
-Firstly I sent my first application before they posted the position up on the job board which would have made reviewing my application much easier as there would have been less applications for the position.
-Secondly, since since they didn't supply a postal address the only thing I can think of is the HR's randomly selecting applications based on email subject headers which seems to me more like a raffle than anything else.
I don't mean to complain about the company or anything I just am confused and would love to get the perspective from a HR Manager or vfx recruiter on how to make the one application that actually gets reviewed and gets through! Thanks a billion guys!