Why do unqualified applicants demand explained answers?

While most candidates are very appreciative to receiving feedback to jobs they apply to, it seems there is always an exception. I have a recent HR position where I was contacted on LinkedIn of why they were rejected for a job they applied to. The applicant wondered my they were 'summarily rejected' and wanted to know if there were other requirements not posted. While I wanted to respond and give a good further reason to help with branding and being responsive to applicants, the tone in the follow up note was almost demeaning. The further problem was that the applicant felt they had experience listed on the job description that they did not in the resume-they were not qualified let alone the 70 others that actually were. I get the feeling this was 'gotcha' moment because of certain groups this candidate belongs to. And it's events like this that make our jobs so much harder and make those of us that give feedback and do our jobs appropriately to overcome the problems that poor recruiters have given us all.

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