I have a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. I have 3 years of experience in transit vehicle design and another year of government engineering and policy experience (along with 2 more years of other professional experience). I have been watching the BART jobs website like a hawk for over 3 years, and have been applying to all engineering positions that I am remotely qualified for. I have yet to receive any response that is not "we are sorry to inform you that we have moved ahead with more qualified applicants." Is there some way for me to find out what it means to be "more qualified?" I have contacted the job application help line on 2 occasions in regard to positions that I feel I was a perfect fit for and have been unable to get any helpful information.
PS. Please do not post racially charged comments or turn this into a spitting match. I am looking for help with the application process. I know that I am an excellent candidate but seem unable to conquer the red tape required to get an interview.