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Old 07-10-2018, 04:03 AM
 
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I applied for a position on one of the job boards back in the early spring. Frankly, I had forgot about it. Recieved a message that they had filled the position and thanking me for my interest in the position. (I never had an interview btw). A few days later I get another message ( same job, same job board) letting me know that they are in phase two of their hiring and that they did not choose me to move forward. (No kidding) . This Job search has opened my eyes to the crazy world of hiring practices and goofy communications.

Yesterday I recieved a personal email from another company inviting me to interview the very next day stating that they are anxious to fill the position. I was offered 3 time slots to click on my preference. All in 30 minute succession. Uh, no notice. I ignored the email. They ignored my application for months since I applied. I had to look up the job description since I totally forgot what it was. ( I decided I was not interested) .

And, no, The hiring manager at a third company who personally emailed to set an interview time ten days ago ( I responded with my time preference) NEVER got back to me to confirm the interview time.

The circus continues....good thing that I have a sense of humor though I prefer landing a job.

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Old 07-10-2018, 03:05 PM
 
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It just gets worse and worse.

I am mentoring a fellow alumni from my school and we're going through the same BS. Our industry usually you need to work with a recruiter to get anywhere. We're however focusing on a mix of direct LinkedIN applications, recruiters and referrals through my network. Hopefully between 1 of the 3 something will pan out soon for him as the fiscal year just started for some companies, so hopefully hiring will be up through the end of September.
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Old 07-10-2018, 05:06 PM
 
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It just gets worse and worse.

I am mentoring a fellow alumni from my school and we're going through the same BS. Our industry usually you need to work with a recruiter to get anywhere. We're however focusing on a mix of direct LinkedIN applications, recruiters and referrals through my network. Hopefully between 1 of the 3 something will pan out soon for him as the fiscal year just started for some companies, so hopefully hiring will be up through the end of September.
Yep....,this job search has become a game.......fortunately I am still employed and not desparate....amused...tho.
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