The two major classes of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
Does it really add that much extra time to the process since the pool has already been whittled down to the top few candidates anyway? Notice that this rejection was sent after they hired someone, and it’s about the person they hired rather than the person they’re rejected.
ALA, for example, is known as C18:3n-3 because it has 18 carbons and 3 double bonds and is an n-3, or omega-3, fatty acid.
Similarly, EPA is known as C20:5n-3 and DHA as C22:6n-3.
Whereas, if I had just gotten a vague “we decided to go in a different direction” email, I’d be kicking myself wondering why I sucked so much that I could do really well in a phone interview and still not get an in-person interview.
Of all the interviews I’ve had over the past few years, this is the only non-canned rejection I’ve gotten.