Pursuing a good job is part of almost every adult’s life. While finding a good job has never been easy, it is lately becoming increasingly easier than it was a decade ago. Apart from the right skills and communication, all you need to apply for a job is an internet connection and the knowledge of the right place to connect you with opportunities.
Amazon’s online job portal—called Amazon Jobs—is an excellent online platform enabling users to apply for jobs at Amazon itself. The website regularly posts job openings from a host of categories and provides everyone the option to apply for the job of their choice.
If you have been applying for jobs on this site for a while, you might have seen the message “No longer under consideration” under some of the openings you had applied to. Unfortunately, Amazon doesn’t explain the meaning of this message. So, we thought we should. Read on to know what this message means and what you should do if you see it.
What Does No Longer Under Consideration Mean on Amazon?
What do you expect once you apply for any job anywhere? Ideally, you are optimistic about getting selected for the applied position. In simpler words, you expect to get hired.
But not every job you apply for turns out to be your next job, does it? Sometimes, you are not a good fit for the job; other times, the position gets filled by someone else. Sometimes, you get rejected after the interview. You see, you can fail to get a job for many reasons.
The same situations are true on the Amazon Jobs portal. The openings you apply for are often not the best fit, and your application might be turned down due to a host of reasons.
How do you think Amazon communicates a rejection?
You guessed it right. They communicate a rejection by mentioning No longer under consideration under the application status. This message is Amazon’s way to say, “Sorry, you are not selected,” but in a more formal and unconventional way.
So, when you see this message on one of your applications, it’s just Amazon’s polite way of saying you won’t get the job.
But there is a twist:
Most of the time, the above message indicates a rejection, as explained above. However, there are cases when the message can mean the exact opposite. In other words, you can see this message when you have been selected for the job!
Confused? Let us explain.
Imagine you have applied for a position on the platform. You have not done anything. You just submitted the application form with your CV containing all your qualifications. In this case, if you don’t receive a reply from the recruiters and see the above message, it certainly means you have lost the opportunity this time. Most likely, your profile wasn’t a good fit.
Now picture this instead: You apply for a job and get a reply from the HR personnel. They ask you for the interview; you happily agree and perform great during the entire interview.
In the second case, if you see this message as your application status, it can also mean that the recruiters have selected you for the final round and, therefore, just selected this message to archive your application. In fact, you might also receive an offer letter in the next few days despite getting this message.
To sum up, this message can mean two opposite things. It depends on the stage of your job application and your performance. Sometimes, the message can also stem from a silly mistake on the other end.
The bottom line? Take the application status with a pinch of salt.
What to do if you see “No longer under consideration” on an application?
Considering the two cases we just discussed, you might get confused about the right approach to follow once you see this message. However, there is nothing to be confused about at all.
If you are trying to understand what this message might mean for you, the best thing to do is to start applying for other openings.
This would be the best next step because it works in both scenarios. If you have been rejected, there is nothing you can do about the lost opportunity, and it would only be sensible to apply for other suitable openings.
Even if you get accepted, there is no harm in applying for other jobs until you get a confirmation. After all, you can easily withdraw your application anytime. So, it won’t be any trouble.
How to avoid unnecessary rejections on Amazon?
Rejections are integral to the entire job-hunting process. But you don’t want to get rejected for mistakes you can consciously avoid.
You want to ace every job you apply for and be the potential employee for the designated post. But to do all of this, you first need to make sure you do things the right way.
Here are three tips to help you find the right job for yourself.
Apply for the right jobs
First things first, you can’t apply for any random position just for the sake of applying for the job. Don’t fire bullets in the dark.
Understand the job description. Evaluate your capabilities, qualifications, and experiences. Then narrow down the jobs that are the perfect blend of your capabilities and the job description. Find the most near-ideal job match and apply for it first.
Resumes have always been one of the deciding factors for any job application. You must make sure that your resume is well-optimized for the position. If you have prior experience in the job you are applying for, make sure you include that in your resume.
By the way, did you know you can also share your LinkedIn profile instead of your resume? Yes, Amazon allows that. You can choose to add either a traditional resume or your LinkedIn profile to your application, but not both.
Be confident during the interview
Qualifying for the interview is great. But interviews are also the trickiest part of the process for many people. Remember that you need to be confident in front of the interviewers to gain their trust in you.
You don’t need to appear “confident.” You just need to believe in yourself and show this belief to the interviewers, and the job will eventually follow. These three steps are not the only things you need to consider, but they can surely make it much easier to land the perfect job.
Applying for jobs on the Amazon portal can be tricky at times, especially if you are new to the platform. Therefore, seeing the message “No longer under consideration” can really be very confusing.
In this blog, we discussed what this message might mean and what steps you can follow once you see this message on one of your job applications. Lastly, we discussed some simple steps that influence a job-search process and define whether you will be selected.
Before you carry on searching for a job, take some time to share this blog with your friends who need to read this. All the best for your career!