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Old 05-26-2010, 09:15 PM
 
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Okay, I was interviewed by two interviewers. After the interview one of the interviewer told me that there would be a third interviewer but "he's not here". He told me he'll contact me when the third interviewer is available. Today I received a rejection letter from them saying they're perusing another candidate. So what is going on ?
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Buffalo, trying to leave
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They're probably pursuing other candidates.
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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The same thing happened to me. It sucks. Why do they feel the need to string you along? I don't see why they can't just tell you that they're not interested!
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Buffalo, trying to leave
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The same thing happened to me. It sucks. Why do they feel the need to string you along? I don't see why they can't just tell you that they're not interested!
I think that they did by saying a letter saying... they're not interested.
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Buffalo, trying to leave
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You asked what's going on and I gave a good answer, you probably want to know what to do. Send out an email and remind them that they were supposed to follow up and ask what happened. They may have forgotten, position may have been eliminated, or they may have found the perfect candidate and don't want to waste your time when they aren't interested.

If you email you at least keep dialogue open and can ask (after a response) if they have something else that you might be a better fit for.
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:41 PM
 
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I sympathize with your disappointment. And yes. Keep connected. If it doesn't work out with the other person. They could call you back in. Be friendly when you speak to them.
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:13 AM
 
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they may have found the perfect candidate and don't want to waste your time when they aren't interested.
This is my bet. If they found the perfect candidate, why waste your time or theirs to bring you back in for a third interview knowing they weren't interested? I agree with the others, contact them and let them know you are still interested and would like them to condiser you if the other person doesn't work out.
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Fort Wayne
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Okay, I was interviewed by two interviewers. After the interview one of the interviewer told me that there would be a third interviewer but "he's not here". He told me he'll contact me when the third interviewer is available. Today I received a rejection letter from them saying they're perusing another candidate. So what is going on ?
Congratulations...you just got jerked around by a company.
Join the rest of us.
If you REALLY don't want the job, call them back and drop a few F-bombs.
You won't get the job,but you WILL feel better...LOL.

Naah...just chalk this up to being a life lesson and move on....
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Default Don't trip..

Been through that scenario many times by even getting to the 3rd interview and then telling me they selected a more qualified person. Trust normal reaction is wtf. But for every no, there would finally be a yes. Like I have been sending resumes to philly for the past 3 weeks now, using every resource I can think of.

I've had about 5 people email me back and say send me your resume, and I even explained to them, ahead of time, that I am trying to simply relocate and I'm willing to relocate myself, if need be. They in turn tell me to send my resume and do you think anyone contacted me back?

If so, think again. I don't even trip anymore because the year of 2008 and being out of work, kind of made me numb to turn downs or no call backs. So all I can say is just keep pressing on and don't let no one's job detour you from your goals... So praise God, I'm working now back in the tech sector...
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:43 PM
 
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That happened to me once.

I felt I had an absolutely awesome interview. Two former co-workers were hired there and they were HALF the sales rep I was, I felt I nailed every question and I felt I did really well and they seemed to like me. They then told me they'll call me next week to schedule another interview with their boss. Then monday morning the HR guy sends me a rejection email saying they're pursuing other candidates.

All you can say is f*ck them
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