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Old 07-25-2016, 01:39 PM
 
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I received an email today from a major F500 company telling me that they are interested in me but have to put my application on hold due to current staffing problems. They said they will look at my application again once their business needs become clearer. They said they will update me within 90 days.
Has this happened to anyone before? Is this a bad sign? Is it typical for companies to do interviews even though there isn't a current position available for future job openings?

I am currently happily employed and not desperate for a job but this is my dream company so it does mean a lot to me.
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Old 07-25-2016, 08:45 PM
 
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I don't know about Fortune 500 companies specifically, but it happens in some fields. I've been interviewed and then a hiring freeze has put everything on hold. "Current staffing problems" is really vague. I wouldn't assume it means something terrible, but I wouldn't put my eggs all into that basket. It could be that they are moving some people internally and doing some reorganization of staffing and they aren't sure how many/in which departments jobs will be available. Good thing you are currently happy in your job.
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Old 07-26-2016, 11:23 AM
 
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I worked for a F100 company and held interviews, then our quarterly earnings came out and I had to put the position on hold. Sometimes I had the req back and other times the next quarter's earnings came out and it was cancelled.
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Old 07-26-2016, 02:04 PM
 
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Don't hold your breath. Move on.90 days is a long time to wait and a lot could change either way.
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Old 07-27-2016, 06:02 PM
 
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It doesn't appear as if the OP was even called in for an interview. Just the application is on hold. That doesn't mean anything to me.

I would disregard as if nothing ever happened. IF they contact in the future asking for an interview, THEN one can get their hopes up.
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Old 07-27-2016, 06:40 PM
 
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It doesn't appear as if the OP was even called in for an interview. Just the application is on hold. That doesn't mean anything to me.

I would disregard as if nothing ever happened. IF they contact in the future asking for an interview, THEN one can get their hopes up.
Sorry for not specifying. I had a proctored test and a 90 minute interview. So I think I was pretty well noticed by the company.
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Old 07-27-2016, 10:26 PM
 
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Sorry for not specifying. I had a proctored test and a 90 minute interview. So I think I was pretty well noticed by the company.
Ok, got it, but the same mind set.

Don't get your hopes up too high, just keep on doing what you're doing and don't focus too much on it.
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Old 07-30-2016, 02:37 PM
 
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It looks like a spam
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Old 07-30-2016, 07:45 PM
 
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It looks like a spam
It's a completely legit job. I applied on the company website and I'm going through the typical interviewing process. Just got stalled that's all.
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Old 08-03-2016, 07:32 AM
 
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It's a completely legit job. I applied on the company website and I'm going through the typical interviewing process. Just got stalled that's all.
it could go either way - as others have said, just see what happens in 90 days. They may end up contacting you again, or they may end up deciding not to fill the position. Have you checked places like glassdoor or even news searches to see what's happening at the company/division? It's always a little weird when these kinds of things happen and especially since you're happy with your current job i would urge you to look into what may be going on if this really is your dream company. If there's some type of trouble going on (not necessarily the company but maybe that division) it may not be so great for you.
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