When do you receive a notification that says “your application to the job… was declined”?
Recently I have been getting this message a lot and wondering if clients are having a look at my applications at all!
It would make sense if client reviews the application and declines it. Not sure what is the case here.
Only time I have seen that is once when someone thought my price was to high and I got a rejection, but otherwise haven't see anything that would suggest there was some kind of change.
Usually when a job application is declined, is followed by a reason.
Some of the reasons I received are "all positions filled", "project was cancelled", "filled by alternate source", "chose another freelancer" etc.
In all the above cases it’s very unclear whether Client has seen your application or not. May it be a group message sent to all applicants (including ones in hidden tab) upon closing the job by Client.
Manish, that is what I am trying to determine.
Most of the time I get the “Choose another freelancer” message or the reason field empty. That’s what is confusing me.
Upon selecting a freelancer if oDesk sends automated email then that is totally giving wrong impressions.
When hiring people for jobs I have seen the client-side interface.
There is an option to simply decline somebody's application (essentially dismissing them from the client's active applicant list)... either WITH a reason or WITHOUT.
Presumably declining the applicant WITHOUT a reason sends the generic message, and declining them WITH a reason sends a decline message that indicates that reason.
@Adriana N wrote:
Hello, what does "declined by client: all positions filled" means?
It means that you were not successful this time round and that the client has hired all the freelancers he needs for the jobs he posted.
ETA: Don' t get put down by this reply - it is standard. I receive dozens of them.
Just to confirm. Freelacers receive messages about their application being declined when clients decline applications. The client has to select the reason for a decline and has a choice of sending an additional message to the freelancer.
A client can decline your job application without looking at it carefully. But he has to click on it at least. So he has to see it at least enough to click on it.
As far as I am aware, there is no way to bulk-dismiss applicants.