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I have had many interviews for my chosen career in which I have had experience in, great grades in college, really good reference, awesome resume, and I am very well dressed despite all of that I have a drawer full of letters saying we are impressed with your qualifications...and to make it more frustrating they post an ad for the same position within the week after getting letter so currently my skills and education are wasteds

Good advice but as someone currently in the job search, your advice sounds like trying to teach how to properly set the table for a formal dinner for 12 to a group of people who only eat from takeout bags in front of the TV. In other words the Miss Manners etiquette of dealing with job candidates is SO lost on today's employers who see job candidates as just a neverending string of expendable bodies that are supposed to bend at their whim and expect nothing in return. Never mind a thank you but we picked someone else. We don't even deserve a phone call or letter these days never mind a reason as to why. I was laid off in June along with a large group of my colleagues, and we've been sharing stories. From managers who blow off the interview to recruiters who call with "great opportunities" and then disappear to references being subjected to bashing of the former employer. Whose advice are these people listening to about how to professionally conduct the job selection process?? This is in addition to the fact that regardless of how far you get in the selection process, you NEVER get any information about where you stand and when you try and inquire, you get blown off or a snippy don't call us, we'll call you response. Listen up, all you jaded employers: It's all good for you now in this tight market but remember this during the next economic up cycle when competition once again increases. When you can't get anyone worthwhile to respond to your job ads, you might want to reflect on the message you send to people about just how much you "value people" at your company.

Does an employer have to tell you the reason you were not hired? Is it required by law? I am in Illinois.

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