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Old 01-15-2014, 12:06 PM
 
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Hi all, need your help with the following. I applied to a job posting for something in my field. I am more than qualified and received an email invitation by someone at the HR department for a skype interview, saying I had been "short-listed". I confirmed the time, received a reply and then i was all set. It's now 4 hrs later and I am still waiting for any kind of communication from the employer. I did send a courtesy email 15 mins after the meeting time and I'm still waiting.I re-read the email she sent and it is clear that they will reach out as she was asking for my skype ID. I'm far from impressed but what do you think should be the next move? Thanks!!
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Old 01-15-2014, 12:18 PM
 
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You already sent an email letting them know you were available at the scheduled time. Perhaps something came up that caused them to miss the interview. Or maybe they forgot.

If your email left the door open for them to reschedule, there is really nothing else you need to do.
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Old 01-15-2014, 12:27 PM
 
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Thanks, appreciate your help!
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Old 01-15-2014, 12:52 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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If you don't hear back, follow-up after a day via phone/email and offer to reschedule at a time convenient to them.
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:07 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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If you don't hear back, follow-up after a day via phone/email and offer to reschedule at a time convenient to them.
And think carefully. If the interviewer couldn't be available at the scheduled time, didn't get in touch with you prior to that to reschedule but left you hanging and did so even after you sent a query, that company may not be such a good prospect to work for ...
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:47 PM
 
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LOL! I can't believe you're waiting 4 HOURS to hear from these people. It's RUDE.

Unless this HR person says she had an emergency where she couldn't reach you, then I suggest you forget about this company.
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:26 PM
 
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I would be very wary. If it's not an emergency, I would generally consider it a lost cause. I have had the experiance before, mostly with recruiters and head hunters (not exclusively), that is not a good sign...on their end. If people don't respect their applicants even to that degree it doesn't bode well to how they will treat you as an employee.

I've had two instances where that happened during the interview process. The full time position where it happened I went in again to talk to them again (they called quite a bit later and said something came up), and the pay was so bad I started looking around the office for the hidden camera because I thought it was a prank. The second was for a contract, and when I touched base with my recruiter I literally said that the job was so bad that if I had an oppertunity to change something in my past...taking that job would be one of the first.
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:13 PM
 
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I wouldn't work for this kind of company. I know people will chime in and point out that they hold the cards, but that's the wrong way to look at employment. That's how people end up working at sh*tty jobs that they desperately want to get out of.
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:16 PM
 
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I agree with the previous post.

If they can't make a Skype interview, ditch the company.

Sometimes job interviews make me think twice about even wanting the position.
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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Could have been technical difficulties, etc. I wouldn't write em off yet.

I'd either wait a bit more tomorrow or call em back.
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