Yesterday I had an interview at BMG Columbia House for a Creative Coordinator position. The interview went very well and I had a very good feeling that I was the right fit for the job. The interviewer was the manager I would be working for and seemed like someone I wouldn't mind working with. He told me I would be receiving a call from him later in the following week for a second interview with a two of his associates. After I walked out of the building I realized I was supposed to hand over my completed application to the interviewer. Realizing my gaffe I decided to send my completed application by mail to the interviewer. This morning after checking my email account I received a response auto-generated by the HR department that said this: Thanks so much for coming in to interview for the Creative Coordinator position at Direct Group North America. Since only so much can be learned from a resume, the manager greatly enjoyed meeting with you to discuss your career goals. Unfortunately there is no suitable position for you here at this time. If something more suitable opens up, we will be happy to consider you again. Thank you very much for your interest in our company, and best of luck in your job search. I don't mean to sound thick but does this mean that I am no longer in the running for said position just because I forgot to give this application when he already had a copy of my resume handy? Even though I brought it in completed as directed by his secretary what would the purpose have been other than my past earnings and references? Does this mean my well-intentioned submission will be overlooked? Do all corporations do this? If so I might as well give up looking for work altogether.