What Does Amazon No Longer Under Consideration Mean?

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Amazon No Longer Under Consideration

On many occasions, people see the No Longer Under Consideration application status for the role they applied for and wonder what it means.

Because of the conflicting information available in the public space, we have taken our time to research and get accurate information on what exactly the status of No Longer Under Consideration means for your job application.

What Does Amazon No Longer Under Consideration Mean?

In a broad sense, the status of No Longer Under Consideration is quite literally what it says; it means that your application is no longer under the consideration stage.

Now, what this truly implies in practice may vary, and there is no single explanation for such a status message.

When you see the status of No Longer Under Consideration, it means that the process of hiring decision is over. However, it does not indicate whether you were successful in your application or not.

This has been the cause of confusion because some users get this No Longer Under Consideration status and yet eventually receive an offer, while some don’t receive an offer at all.

Some people have been advised to wait for about six months, but there is simply no rationale in doing this because the No Longer Under Consideration status is not specific. It could indeed mean that you were rejected for the role.

In the next section below, we are going to explore all the possible scenarios that could result in the No Longer Under Consideration status message for your Amazon job application.

Why Did Application Status Change to No Longer Under Consideration?

Your job application status changed from an application submitted to No Longer Under Consideration simply because of a hiring decision.

Now, whether you are the one to be hired or not is another question altogether. It does not specify the status of your particular application in terms of whether you are getting an offer or not.

All the No Longer Under Consideration status means is that a hiring decision has been made and Amazon is no longer holding interviews for the role that you applied for. So below are different scenarios that could result in the No Longer Under Consideration status

1. You Were Rejected

This is by far the most common scenario that results in the No Longer Under Consideration job status on Amazon. There are thousands, sometimes millions, of people applying for each job role that is advertised on Amazon.

And often, there are only a handful of people that will get offered positions for the role.

This means that, in many cases, most applicants get rejected in their applications for a job at Amazon.

When you are rejected, your job application on the portal changes from an application submitted to No Longer Under Consideration. You may experience this shortly after submitting your application or after you have undergone some series of interviews.

Whatever the case, there are ways to know whether the No Longer Under Consideration status means that you have been rejected:

2. It’s More Than Two Weeks

We recommend that you constantly go on the Amazon portal to check the status of your job application.

If you find that it’s been over 2 weeks since your application status changed to No Longer Under Consideration, then it is likely that you have been rejected for the position.

This is because Amazon recruitment is a very speedy process, and they usually make hiring decisions within a short time.

So, if your job application changes from its current status to No Longer Under Consideration and stays that way for more than two weeks, then it is likely that you have been rejected for the position.

This is especially the case if you were not invited for any interview whatsoever.

If you were invited for an interview after you submitted your application, then you have greater chances of getting the job even after the status has changed to No Longer Under Consideration.

However, as a general rule, just note that if your job application status changes to No Longer Under Consideration and stays that way for more than 2 weeks, then it is likely that you will not be considered for the job.

3. You Got A Rejection Email

Although this does not happen all the time, Amazon does send emails letting you know if they would not continue with you in the recruitment process for the job role that you applied for.

When you receive such an email, then you are pretty certain that you have been rejected for the role and the No Longer Under Consideration status on the job portal is an accurate indication of that.

4. You Will Get The Job

Another reason why you may get the No Longer Under Consideration application status is that you have actually been selected for the role.

This is especially true if you have already undergone some interviews for the position and completed the last stage of the assessment process.

When you have undergone these interviews and have been selected for the role, the job status can be changed to No Longer Under Consideration, meaning that the job hiring process is over.

This is the reason why some users state that they have received job offers within two weeks of completing their final interviews, even though the job application status switched to No Longer Under Consideration.

Therefore, we recommend that when you have undergone these interviews and your job status changes to No Longer Under Consideration, simply give it two weeks to see if you received a job offer or not.

If you do not receive a job offer after two weeks, then it is possible that you will not be considered for the position, and the job will then be moved to your archived jobs.

3. Your Application Is Held

The third and final possible reason why you may get the application No Longer Under Consideration status is that you may not have qualified for the role under consideration, but you have qualifications and qualities that may be useful in other roles in the future.

As we explained, several thousands of people apply for each role advertised by Amazon. And they can only take so many candidates for each role at a time.

Because of this, Amazon always looks to strike a balance between qualification, experience, and personal qualities to arrive at the best fit for a job role.

Therefore, even if you are not suited for the particular role that they are considering, you may be suited for other roles that are available or may become available in the company.

As a result, Amazon will hold your application and put it in a pool from where they can access it for future purposes.

To understand this better, we think it’s important to explain the two kinds of recruitment processes at Amazon:

Specific hire is when Amazon is clear about the particular role that they want to fill, are specific about the qualifications of the candidates, and have a designated hiring manager to oversee their recruitment process.

This is where your qualifications are compared against those of others, and if you are considered, you may proceed in the hiring process, such as being invited for an interview.

If you do not meet the required qualifications, or if during the course of the interviews you are found to lack the necessary qualities for the role, your application may be changed to No Longer Under Consideration.

The offer should come within two weeks if you will be given the role anyway.

Pooling Requisition is where Amazon gathers a number of applications from different people and keeps them for future purposes.

This means that they are not actively recruiting for a particular position but are gathering these applications to speed up the hiring process when a position becomes available.

This is because Amazon positions, as we explained earlier, usually need to be filled quickly to continue company operations. Therefore, pooling requisitions keep applications on hold, and then they are accessed when a position becomes available for hire.

For pooling requisitions, you will get the application No Longer Under Consideration status, and the application is moved to the archives for future reference.

Why Did I Get An Offer After It Said No Longer Under Consideration?

To explain why you may get an offer after it said No Longer Under Consideration, we believe it is important to explain how the Amazon recruitment process works. Please find extensive details below.

Please note that this process applies only to online applications.

When you submit a job application, you will be provided with a link in your email directing you to your personal Amazon job application portal. You may also get this link directly on the application page.

In this portal, you will see two categories or sections, namely archived and active

Under the active section, you will find either Application Submitted or Under Consideration. Application Submitted means that your submission for the job role is successful, and the hiring process can begin. During this stage, the hiring managers have not yet assessed your application. They have not taken any action or decision on your application.

If your application is under consideration, it means that they have assessed your application and want to continue the hiring process with you. This usually means that you will be invited for interviews or any other assessment that is applicable to the role.

Under the archived section, you will find either No Longer Under Consideration. Other reasons for putting an application under archive include you have withdrawn your application, or you have been hired for the role.

Now, the No Longer Under Consideration status can be pretty vague and can be any of the things already explained in this article, including:

Amazon has made a hiring decision on the role, which could be that you have been rejected or that you have been accepted for the role

Your application has been held for consideration in other roles

However, as we explained earlier, the biggest indication that you have been rejected is if the application status changes from No Longer Under Consideration without your having been called for an interview.

1. Human Error Exceptions

Having said all of the above, we always advise candidates for Amazon job roles to take the status on the application portal with a pinch of salt. The Amazon job application portal has been known to have bugs that result in mislabelling of application status.

Also, labeling of application status is done manually. The person in charge of your recruitment process may forget to update your application status or label your application status wrongly.

Therefore, whatever you see as the status of your application on the Amazon job portal may not be the actual status of your application.

This is why it is always best to, no matter what you see as your application status, remain vigilant and constantly check your phone and email for any further correspondence from Amazon in case you have indeed been hired for the role.

How to Make Sure You Get An Offer

Some candidates have received the No Longer Under Consideration application status but did eventually get a job offer. If you want to be among this lucky few, then you need to know what it takes actually to succeed in your application for a role at Amazon.

Even though this is not an article on job application success, we believe in arming our website users with all the information they need to succeed in their situations. Here’s how to make sure that you get an offer from Amazon no matter what the job application status:

1. Make Your Resume Attractive

For most Amazon positions, your resume is all you have. There is no chance to write a cover letter, or motive for application, or attach any other supporting documents, or anything else to bolster your chances of getting accepted for the role.

Because your resume is all you have to convince the recruiter to take a second look at you, you need to make sure that your resume is attractive enough to stand a chance against all the thousands of other applicants applying for the same role.

Your educational and professional qualifications are not enough. There are other people who are just as qualified or even more qualified than you are. Therefore your resume has to contain information about you that highlight the following points:

2. You are obsessed with customer satisfaction

Amazon is exclusively customer facing. They provide services and products directly to individuals and businesses. So at Amazon, customer satisfaction is key to their business.

As a result, they need to know that you are obsessed with making sure that customers are satisfied in every engagement and interaction that you have with them.

Therefore in your resume, make sure that you highlight qualities that show that you are not only customer-centric but actually have what it takes to satisfy customers no matter what the situation

3. You are responsible

By responsible, we mean that you are willing to take ownership of your role, and take responsibility for your actions. You prioritise the success of Amazon, you are able to make good decisions on your own, and you do not make excuses for your mistakes.

4. You’re genuinely interested

Amazon tends to give preference to people who are genuinely interested in working at Amazon and specifically the role that they are applying for. Amazon looks out for people who come across as applying just to pay the bills and get by.

They tend to avoid such people because of the high-pressure environment at Amazon which requires genuine interest and motivation to thrive in.

Therefore in your resume, add a line or two that show that this role is something that you genuinely look forward to filling at Amazon.

5. Keep in touch with your recruiter

If you ever get contacted by a recruiter at Amazon, then make sure to keep in touch with them from time to time even as you continue to monitor the status of your application on the job portal.

When you keep in touch with your recruiter, it shows that you’re interested. It also allows you to ask questions about things that may affect your success in the application.

Amazon also views the culture of keeping in touch with the recruiter as an indication that you usually like to follow up with open queries.

Once you have done the above, all you can do really is to just wait and see if you get hired or not.

The bottom line is that the No Longer Under Consideration application status is not usually a genuine indication of the status of your application. It does not mean that you have been outright rejected for the role.

There are several factors that can help you determine whether indeed there is hope of getting an offer or not even after your job application status has changed to No Longer Under Consideration.

David Johnson is a freelance writer with 9 years of experience writing for Techzillo and other established tech outlets like iMore. His focus and key interests are Apple and accessibility as well as consumer technology in general. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.

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