Here is the slightly edited text of a letter I received today:
"Dear Mr _______,
Thank you for your interest in employment with X. We recently received your application/resume for our Librarian position in X Library. As the search process continues, you will be notified if any further action on your part is necessary. All candidates will be notified at the conclusion of the search."
They then invited me to visit their website for more information about the library facilities and the town.
I opened it expecting a rejection notice, so was pleasantly surprised! I thought it a very nice letter.