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    About a week or 2 ago, I started an application at Norwich Union Direct for their only current vacancy (at that time) "trading underwriter". I got about halfway through the application process... uploading my CV and that when I gave up half way through because I didn't think I stood ANY chance at the job.

    Anyway I got this email from them today:
    Thank you for the time and effort you've put into applying for this role. Unfortunately, on this occasion, you were unsuccessful.

    Although you don't have the exact skills we're looking for in this particular position, we believe you have many strong qualities. We were impressed with your application and hope this does not discourage you from applying for other suitable roles.

    Please keep an eye on our vacancy pages, or, alternatively, you could join our Talent Network.
    The bold part interests me... thinking maybe I could get a job here and should carry on looking at their available jobs.

    Do you think this is just a standard response they send to everyone?

    I'd say so.
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    It's a standard response, but not one they send to everyone. They'll get a lot of random rubbish apply and they won't want to encourage that, even electronic applications take up some human time and cost.

    What is does suggest, given that you say that you only half completed your application, is that you probably misjudged your application. Half completed applications are usually just the sort of thing that counts as 'rubbish' that they don't encourage. You should continue looking and apply for any job where you have 80% of the things they ask for, that's the widely accepted 'reasonable application' percentage. Of course if you have 100% so much the better, but you aren't wasting anyone's time at 80%.
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