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The key idea is that companies get unimaginably more applicants, some with very poor fits to the advertised job requirements, than most job applicants suppose.

If the objective is to reduce friction in hiring, firms will never inform rejected applications. Nothing could be less frictional than doing nothing.

We have to rephrase efficiency to mean better candidates are more likely to get the best jobs. That's really what we mean by "efficient labor markets."

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