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Old 11-12-2018, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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Well, you were advised not to write back but you did, and it looks like you are still being ignored.

I don't see why you should get so worked up, when you could just have moved on without contacting them again. All it did was upset you more.

Lesson learned, trust your gut instinct and be ready to move forward when you don't get timely response back. That way, if you do get contacted later, good, but if you don't, you moved on.
Because it is rude and beyond frustrating.

OP, I get it. My husband had a very similar situation to yours. It was a friend of his for years. He interviewed, was more than qualified, and the guy just ghosted him.

It takes two minutes to write an email and say 'thanks but no thanks'.
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Old 11-12-2018, 11:26 AM
 
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Thanks, veuvegirl. My point exactly.
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Old 11-13-2018, 07:46 PM
 
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Don't get emotionally attached to any job application. Just move on. You'll find an employer who actually wants talent.
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Old 11-14-2018, 05:04 AM
 
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I heard back from the HR Manager who said they're narrowing down to final candidates and she'd be in touch 'very soon.' So appears I'm still in the mix, as she surely would have said 'we're moving forward with others' if I wasn't... I continue to search and interview with others, of course. Stay tuned.
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Old 11-15-2018, 05:49 AM
 
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How did they learn of your job that was not on your resume? From the assessment?

Anyways, glad you heard back, but keep pushing forward with other companies - I think they put you off for too long and I didn't like her "not a dealbreaker" comment.
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Old 11-15-2018, 07:07 AM
 
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Small industry in a big town. Turns out there are people there who were working at the other company during my brief stint and who heard I was being considered (not sure how that came about), and said, "Oh, I knew her at XXX." Seems to be a matter of name recognition, but it made them curious why it wasn't on my resume. Not an unreasonable thing in my mind.

I checked LinkedIn and their website, where they show pics of all key employees, recognized only one name, and it wasn't anyone with whom I had any direct dealings, so it is unlikely this person knew what actually transpired. I appreciated them asking me for the truth, rather than just dismissing me out of hand. The 'deal breaker' term was mine; she just said it wasn't... And of course, I'm continuing to pursue others.

Given how slowly some companies move, and my personal feelings about it aside, I'm not sure 3 weeks post-assessment is 'too long' but my caution flag is up. Fact is, HR wrote back in 2 days. She could have been out sick or out of town - no way of knowing, and to judge or dismiss because of that would be useless and self-defeating. I personally would never let an email sit that long, but that's me. Not everyone is as responsive, right or wrong.
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:38 AM
 
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In my experience I've never heard of someone sending a follow up and HR writing back:

"Oh wow, yeah! Totally forgot about the role we needed filled and budgeted thousands for. Here's an offer attached."

Thank you note and then move on. Hope you got the job and are kicking butt!
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Old 01-13-2019, 10:19 AM
 
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Interested to hear what happened in this situation.
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