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Old 08-07-2013, 06:35 AM
 
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I had a similar experience, and I had been in an intolerable job situation and actually resigned. The waiting was agony, but I did continue to pursue other jobs. Ultimately they reposted the position and hired someone else.

Then, suddenly, a lot of other employees of the organization quit as well. I think I dodged a bullet.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:06 AM
 
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Mr Slakkie was strung along about 9 months for a job. They would bring him in, he would talk to the same people every month or so. One of them finally let it slip that they were pretty sure they wanted him but were pitting him up against other candidates when they got them (he does a job there are not a ton of people qualified for). In the end he got fed up and when HR called him for yet another round he politely told her No.

The HR chick was STUNNED and said she had his offer on her desk and he had been approved for hire. He told them thanks but no thanks. Then the Hiring Manager called and then his boss. All pretty much begging him.

It seems that the project had been delayed so they had not been in a hurry to hire him. In the end they lost out. As he explained to them interviewing is a two way street and while they became more enamored of him as the process went he got less enamored.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:50 AM
 
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Mr Slakkie was strung along about 9 months for a job. They would bring him in, he would talk to the same people every month or so. One of them finally let it slip that they were pretty sure they wanted him but were pitting him up against other candidates when they got them (he does a job there are not a ton of people qualified for). In the end he got fed up and when HR called him for yet another round he politely told her No.

The HR chick was STUNNED and said she had his offer on her desk and he had been approved for hire. He told them thanks but no thanks. Then the Hiring Manager called and then his boss. All pretty much begging him.

It seems that the project had been delayed so they had not been in a hurry to hire him. In the end they lost out. As he explained to them interviewing is a two way street and while they became more enamored of him as the process went he got less enamored.
+1

If they really want you, they'll make things happen so they have you.

Obvious exceptions for government bureaucracy wheels turning, or a *really* high-level position, or where you know a committee of volunteers are doing the hiring (e.g. for a pastor job), but for a mid-level professional job?

Why not be honest?

"Hey, the project we wanted you on has been delayed. We really do like you, and if it gets back on track, we will be calling you, because I don't like the interviewing process any more than you do.

"If we hear of something similar within the company, we'll refer your name to them. If you find another job in the interim, we understand, but we hope you can wait for us. Good luck."
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:30 PM
 
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OP, I understand your frustration.

I was laid-off a month and a half ago. About a month ago, I went on an interview after being contacted by "Talent Acquisition" at this particular location. She called me and asked me to complete an application. Later that day, she called me and asked if I could schedule a phone interview that Monday. She called me back ten minutes later and said, "We're going to do this backwards. You'll come in and meet the supervisors and managers first. We'll do our phone interview after that." I took this as a good sign or a sign that they needed someone ASAP.

Unfortunately, I had no idea what part of the field this position was in and I didn't even get a chance to ask because everything had been thrown together so quickly. I was given a test of sorts that I didn't do too well on and I would have reviewed ahead of time if I had known what area of my field this was in---not only that but I lacked any type of training in one area that they are VERY particular about, which I knew would probably cost me the job.

The next week, HR calls me and tells me that they went with another candidate. But she says that I should continue to apply to their organization because the manager and supervisors raved about me and they wanted to get me into their organization. Two days later the manager from that department calls me and tells me that she really wants to bring me into the organization and wants to try to make a position just for me. She tells me that she is going away and that these things take a lot of time so just to "not lose hope" and to "try and hold on" until they can get the position created. Then the HR person calls me later that day to relay the same information.

Since then, more than two weeks have passed. I really wanted this to work out but I really cannot wait that much longer. I plan on e-mailing HR and just letting her know that as much as I want this position, I cannot stay on UE forever and I need to move ahead in finding a position suitable for me. (I would not word it this way. Just the general point I'd like to get across.) I know things move slowly, especially because they are trying to create a new position which needs to be approved, but what if I wait and they say, "Sorry, we don't have the money for the position."
DO you have another offer? YOu don't really need there decision to pursue other opportunities. Why not just pursue other opportunities in the mean time and if you get a offer from the company you are interviewing with decide if it's worth it.
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:36 PM
 
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The nice thing about developing the ability to put it on the back burner is when I get the call out of the blue it's a nice surprise since I expect none these days. And the street goes both ways.....to an extent. I am actually comfortable now just telling not a good fit thanks for contacting me, bye.
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:16 AM
 
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DO you have another offer? YOu don't really need there decision to pursue other opportunities. Why not just pursue other opportunities in the mean time and if you get a offer from the company you are interviewing with decide if it's worth it.
Yes and no. I have a friend who could possibly get me a job at the place he is working. And if I keep applying to jobs on UE and someone extends an offer that is similar to my previous employment, I have to take it. I still apply anyway.

The problem is, that even with tons of people employed in my field, it's a very small world. When my place was shutting down, people from other states knew about it, my old supervisor found out that same week and even people who have no association with the place knew about it. If I take a job and jump ship, it never looks good. Regardless, every place trains you for 3-6 months, even if you have experience. I am also still in the union and I'm trying to stay there---right now my benefits are covered through December so if I take any other job, that goes out of the window. (Essentially, I am trying to get another union job and the union is supposedly helping with that too.)

Actually, the manager just called me today and she sounded very excited. She said that the position had been approved and that it'll still take some time but she's hoping it all comes together as soon as possible. I hope it does work out. I would love to work at this organization and the training they provide is awesome.
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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I don't get why some of you don't receive a cancellation notice. I have received form e-mails that say sorry position cancelled. I guess some of these companies are small or frankly backwards. I applied with a big tech co here in Denver. They said there is range of pay are you ok with that, here is the steps, and then e-mail saying we cancelled it. Frustrating, but straightforward. I don't like people that play games.
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:49 AM
 
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Just to provide an update

I did not get the position. I was being strung along like I thought. I know it is not personnel, but it is a pretty crappy way to treat another human being. Does it really take 3 months to hire someone?

Couple lessons:
1. Never ever give a hiring manager permission to call your current employer, EVER. If the hiring manager is professional and a good person to work for, he or she will understand and not want to place your current job in jeopardy.

2.If the hiring manager uses the phases, “no problem man” or “that’s cool” in an interview, you did not want to work there, run for the hills

3 Trust your gut, mine was screaming this is not right, this is not a good place, not a good manager, and it was 110% accurate.

So, when I take a step back and look over what happen, I realize I just really wanted the job just to win the competition, not because I thought it was going to be a really great place to work.

Going forward, I am going to put on my big girl panties and head to the next interview, with the mindset of finding a really great place to work, and I am not going to settle.
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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First of all sorry that just plain sucks.

I would disagree with 2 somewhat. I am talking to a lot of recruiters, most are under 30 and some use slang but have put me in contact with good prospects.

On the same token I had a very well spoken recruiter from the East Coast tell me she didn't know where OC, CA is? Hello did you get teleported from the past?
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:09 PM
 
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I'm sorry chestermom
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