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Old 03-14-2019, 01:32 PM
 
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You really just need to not think about this until you hear about an interview.

Your posts make it seem like everyday you're waiting with bated breath for an email to be in your In Box.
Put these jobs out of your mind until you hear something. You can't check every ten minutes hoping to see an email.

In my case I was referred to the hiring official (and found superior qualified) for THREE jobs. One, at least I did get an interview. The other two (different agency) -- not even an interview. I asked the person who's name was on the email that said I wasn't "selected," if she could provide any info about why I at least didn't get an interview....was I beaten out by a veteran, a Schedule A hire? The standard formulaic response was:

"Interviews are conducted at the hiring manager’s discretion. I have no knowledge of nor input in the process.

Respectfully,"

My response would be....YOU are the HR specialist what the hell do you mean -- you "have no knowledge of nor input in the process?!"

Personally, I think the federal hiring process is broken. And, off the record, those in hiring will tell you that. But.....it is what it is. All you can do is keep trying. Apply...and in the meantime, put it out of your mind. Forget you ever applied.
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Old 03-16-2019, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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Originally Posted by selhars View Post
You really just need to not think about this until you hear about an interview.

Your posts make it seem like everyday you're waiting with bated breath for an email to be in your In Box.
Put these jobs out of your mind until you hear something. You can't check every ten minutes hoping to see an email.

In my case I was referred to the hiring official (and found superior qualified) for THREE jobs. One, at least I did get an interview. The other two (different agency) -- not even an interview. I asked the person who's name was on the email that said I wasn't "selected," if she could provide any info about why I at least didn't get an interview....was I beaten out by a veteran, a Schedule A hire? The standard formulaic response was:

"Interviews are conducted at the hiring managerís discretion. I have no knowledge of nor input in the process.

Respectfully,"

My response would be....YOU are the HR specialist what the hell do you mean -- you "have no knowledge of nor input in the process?!"

Personally, I think the federal hiring process is broken. And, off the record, those in hiring will tell you that. But.....it is what it is. All you can do is keep trying. Apply...and in the meantime, put it out of your mind. Forget you ever applied.
And this is exactly what you need to do. Just totally forget about it.
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Old 03-17-2019, 12:53 PM
 
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I beg your pardon.
I offered the anecdote to give the OP -- who IMO seems anxious to hear about progressing in the process -- examples of why s/he shouldn't read too much into emails saying that s/he's been referred to the hiring official.

An applicant can be updated right up to the selection process. And then no more emails. The next you might hear is that you weren't selected.
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