Originally Posted by DSflyer05
Yea but is there anyway to know exactly the reason for not being selected.
While you certainly are qualified, there are THOUSANDS of other applications that are just as if not more qualified.
The way I understand it (and I could be wrong) is a computer algorithm scores each application and racks/stacks them all; the company says "Anything with a score X or higher we're Actively looking at now, anything below X is On File for further consideration".
Basically, Active is the short stack and On File is the big stack.
Pilot referrals and talking to HR at job fairs are two ways a candidate can change their status from On File to Active; another way may be for the company to lower the minimum application score they are actively looking at. While this may sound derisive toward candidates and I certainly don't intend it to be...perhaps not terribly unlike Delta's Tier 1 and Tier 2 candidate system.
Again. I'm not 'in the know' and could be wrong, but this is an educated WAG based on observation...my app was originally On File before going Active and me entering the interview process.