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Old 07-16-2013, 06:34 PM
 
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So my resume was sent to the hiring manager( national) as told by an internal recruiter. I applied to 2 jobs at this place. The recruiter seems to only talk about one job that I applied too when emailing me (this job was specified in the listing for all locations like a nationwide listing not locally specifically, the other job was here locally however)

My question is,... if your resume gets sent to the hiring manager does that mean the job is in fact real and they are looking over people for it? or is it just going to sit there forever and ever with nothing definitive happening on it, like your in the queue for possible openings and it just sits there collecting dust?


And if the HR person just talks about the one job that they sent to hiring manager and not the other does that mean they are only considering you for that job?

This listing was for nation wide opening with no location specific, I'm assuming they might have this job here locally?


Anyone know anything about this?
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:28 AM
 
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I'm sure there is no one-size-fits-all answer, but in my case resumes get forwarded to me by HR only for qualified applicants for actual open positions, and I read them all. People who have the skills I'm looking for get called for interviews.

Honestly, I think these allegations of job postings that aren't "real" are exaggerated.
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:26 PM
 
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The job is listed nationally but specifically at this location? I mean if they forward my info the the hiring manager does that mean they are seriously looking to fill this job? or is my application going to sit in a big pile for forever

I can't tell if they are seriously looking or not? are they really looking to fill the position if they send it the hiring manager or is it just a big waste of time? I thought sending stuff the hiring manager was a good forward step?

Typically how long does this usually take? I haven't heard nothing negative or positive
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:43 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I'm sure there is no one-size-fits-all answer, but in my case resumes get forwarded to me by HR only for qualified applicants for actual open positions, and I read them all. People who have the skills I'm looking for get called for interviews.

Honestly, I think these allegations of job postings that aren't "real" are exaggerated.
I think a lot of the so-called "job postings that aren't real" are simply jobs that people apply for, but do not receive a call for an interview. Unfortunately, it's not uncommon to get 50 or 100 resumes for a position, and if someone submits the 57th resume, it's very likely it won't even get reviewed if they find 10 solid candidates in the first 50 applicants.
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:45 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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The job is listed nationally but specifically at this location? I mean if they forward my info the the hiring manager does that mean they are seriously looking to fill this job? or is my application going to sit in a big pile for forever

I can't tell if they are seriously looking or not? are they really looking to fill the position if they send it the hiring manager or is it just a big waste of time? I thought sending stuff the hiring manager was a good forward step?

Typically how long does this usually take? I haven't heard nothing negative or positive

I think you're overthinking this. It's best to just fire and forget.
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:59 PM
 
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I think you're overthinking this. It's best to just fire and forget.
Well I really want this one. moreso than others
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:38 PM
 
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Generally speaking when your stuff goes to the hiring manager that's a good sign? do managers get back toy uo either way even if it is no?

Most job I have had, there is only 1 recruiter so this process is new to me being sent to another recruiter
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Old 03-17-2015, 10:57 AM
 
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Two weeks ago, the hr tells me that she forwarded my resume to the hiring manager, I was worried if that was a kind rejection. But I just got an email today to schedule an one hour interview next week, I'm so excited, and just wanna say, that is real, and don't worry
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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One of the reasons I took control over who gets the resumes for my department is I found HR wasn't understanding what I was looking for. So they come into the department and are screened by people here.

HR has a broad idea of what each department/job does, but doesn't know enough of the specifics to be great in the selection process, in my opinion. So, no, the fact that HR has forwarded your resume to the hiring manager means nothing at this point.
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