Many businesses advertise for new employees in the newspaper “Help Wanted” section.
There is a questionable line used in some of these advertisements that should not be used, as it shows a lack of respect for job-seekers. The phrase is “only successful applicants will be contacted”.
The job applicants who respond to these adverts are left hanging, hoping they will get a response one way or the other, and as soon as possible.
For the cost of a postage stamp, a note could be sent to the unsuccessful job seekers to thank them for applying and wishing them well in their job search.
This would let them get on with their lives and continue their job search elsewhere. They deserve at least the courtesy of a reply.