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Didn’t meet minimum requirements?

Ingrid1976
New Arrival

Hello

I previous worked for Southwest for five years. I eventually left on good terms to chase a new career dream. My dream did not work out as planned and I realized my heart was still with Southwest.

Three months ago, I was granted an interview. I was turned down for rehire for my exact former position. The rejection letter encouraged me to reapply for different positions as they appeared.

Three days ago I applied for a different position that I also have over three years experience in. I also received an employee recommendation from a former Southwest coworker. Today I received a rejection letter saying I would not even be granted an interview. The letter stated that I did not even meet “Minimum Requirements “ for the position I was applying for.

I have the educational requirements. I have vaccine requirements. I have years of actual working experience at the very job I was not even considered for.

I am obviously very confused and discouraged. I feel like I’m being punished for trying to reapply after leaving on good terms. Being told I don’t even meet minimum requirements is humiliating and untrue.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Didn’t meet minimum requirements?

bec102896
Top Contributor

You could try reaching out to your old boss if they still work for Southwest and maybe they can put in a good word for you or maybe find out why you are being rejected. 

 

In the meantime don't give up keep trying. 

 

-Blake 

Re: Didn’t meet minimum requirements?

williamh
Employee
Employee
Solution

Hi Ingrid. I'm sorry to hear you weren't selected at this time, but we appreciate you considering us! The "minimum requirements" you're referencing are pre-screening questions we ask. Things like "are you 18" or "are you authorized to work in the United States." Sometimes we see candidates who click through those too fast and select the wrong answer. While we're unable to modify an application that was already submitted, I encourage you to double-check those answers in the future. Thank you again for your consideration, and we hope you'll apply again soon!



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William
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Southwest Careers

Re: Didn’t meet minimum requirements?

dfwskier
Top Contributor

Thanks for clarifying that, William.

 

The question seems to come up frequently, and your response should help others with the same question.

Re: Didn’t meet minimum requirements?

williamh
Employee
Employee

I'll keep an eye out for them! Thanks, dfwskier. 



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William
Moderator
Southwest Careers