Dear Job Applicant,
Please stop calling our office every day asking for feedback on your application, it is driving my staff nuts.
Four weeks ago, when you left multiple messages in response to our ad, I did take the time out to call you. As our ad is very specific as to what to submit, I do get annoyed when people call instead of submitting an application. However, I am open minded so willing to screen and discuss the role with applicants regardless. I thought we could discuss the role to see if it was a good fit for what you were looking for, to determine if it was worth you submitting your CV. Instead, you spent the entire call interrogating me with bizarrely worded questions such as "Which of the criterion are most critical for this position?"
(hint: all of them, that's why they are the criterion!) and "What should the incumbent focus on in their application
?" instead of letting me get a word in edgewise. I wasn't sure if you were an actual applicant or some kind of recruiter trying to 'steal' the role. It was truly bizarre. You seemed to want me to tell you exactly what to write in your application. You seemed to think I was your mother or a high school career counsellor, rather than a potential employer.
You then waited a week before submitting a rambling covering letter that was 4 pages long. Your CV meanwhile was 1 page showing 1 relevant position. Naturally, I focused on the applicants who had plenty of relevant experience and submitted coherent, professional, succinct covering letters. In fact, by the time you submitted your application we had already nearly finished interviewing, something you would have known if you had actually let me speak during our phone conversation.
You have just sent an email through asking for feedback so you can improve your covering letter for the next application. I suggest you consult a career counselling service, as we are not one.
For future reference, my time is very valuable. I am not here to coach job applicants or help you in your career. Treating me like a career counsellor does not endear you to us, particularly for a senior position where you are expected to work autonomously! Your lack of respect for my time or my team's time does not make you somebody whose application we are interested in.
Of course I didn't send this, it's just what I wanted to say.