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Old 04-05-2008, 10:42 AM
Location: State of Being
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It is rude but based on my own experience and that of my friends, seems no one bothers to notify anyone if they have chosen someone else. I have heard so many people say they went for two interviews, everyone seemed positive. . . then not a word . . . so two weeks later, the potential employee places a call and gets told - "sorry, we filled the position." Hard to fathom that anyone would be that insensitive but it seems to be the standard these days.

I would suggest you ask at the end of the interview if a time frame has been set to choose the new employee . . . and then at least you have some idea when to call back to find out for sure that a decision has been made. Pretty lame but that is about the only thing a person can do when no one seems to bother to send a letter, make a call or even send an email these days.
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Old 07-26-2009, 06:02 PM
Location: Southeast
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I noticed this phenomina starting back in the mid-1990s.
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Old 07-26-2009, 06:27 PM
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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What bothers me most is when people actually tell you during the interview that they will call to let you know either way, and then you never hear from them again in any way, shape, or form. I've had this happen a few times. If you never plan on contacting me ever again, whatever, but don't tell me I will definitely be hearing from you in about a week and then never both to really contact me.
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Old 07-26-2009, 07:10 PM
Location: Henderson, NV Bound
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Yes, there WERE much better employment days some years ago! Consideration and courtesy were there, but that sure has seemed to vanish! However, knowing this, I NO LONGER wait around for that nice call or e-mail, I do the calling/follow-up......not bugging an employer, but simply a call or two. My career has been in Purchasing where I've had to do a lot of "follow-ups" on purchase order items that were late coming into a company.
Since the so-called "consideration/courtesy" is gone, you MUST do the next best thing...........call yourself and ask!! Don't wait around and get more and more pi**ed, CALL or e-mail. Since they won't do it, YOU have to!! My wife has learned this from me!
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Old 07-26-2009, 07:17 PM
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Originally Posted by neekah18 View Post
I agree with being courteous. I interviewed for my dream job over a month ago. After sending thank you's and follow ups to the 3 people who interviewed me...NOTHING. I even emailed my HR contact and have heard nothing. Atleast let me know you hired someone else or because of budget cuts have decided not to proceed with hiring anyone. To say nothing is sad. Emails are free and take less than a minute to type and send.
Same here. I had 4 intervews with one company in May and after the VP was gushing to her colleagues about me. Then nothing. Not a word.

A month ago I was told that I was a top candidate after the first interview. I followed up with thank yous, then followed up 2 more times asking about second interviews. Never heard from them again.

Same happened to a friend of mine after 4 rounds of interviews and after they took her to lunch. She never heard a word back.
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Old 07-26-2009, 07:19 PM
Location: southern california
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american labor is anti labor, they hate unions. the beatings by corporate america will continue until workers realize nobody is coming to their rescue. DC is in cahoots with the corporate anaconda.
that is why we got 21 million illegals here that they somehow did not spot slipping in.
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:52 AM
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It called The Dance. Both my husband and I have been through the same thing so many times, been told how great we were, interviewed so well, one of the top candidates, then, nothing, don't even return our emails & phone calls. we don't like being backed into being pests, but hey, they led us to believe they were interested, what did they expect, we wouldn't at least follow up?

We're tired of the same old excuses---

*we have one more candidate to interview---well, then, interview him, what's he doing anyways, this "other guy" and what a lame excuse, if you think I'm such an ideal candidate why even bother with this "other candidate" and risk losing us both?

*we're under a hiring freeze at the time but will get back with you. duh, couldn't you have figured that out before you initiated the whole process to begin with? Or were you trying to expend an HR budget and needed to blow off some cash?

*A key player is out of the office. Hey, this isn't 1984, come on, no one is "out of the office" nowdays, see, they've got these nifty things called cell phones, laptops, etc, really ought to look into getting one!

*A key decision maker is sick---hey if he's that sick, can I have his job?

* we're checking your references---well, get with it, before they kick off, retire, or forget who I am

* or the classic--we're still thinking about it. Well, if you think that slow, I don't want to be working with you and do your thinking for you!
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:57 AM
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Its all a crock, anyways, the whole interview process, they don't hire anybody, see, they post jobs, get applicants, interview them to expend their HR budget and look busy so justify their jobs, then whine to the Visa applications board or whatever its called they can't find a suitable American candidate, look they interviewed 500+ Americans, so, can we bring in a foreign worker, please? Americans are too dumb to work in their own country!

But hey, if you get interviews, go for it, usually you get free lunch and they take you to nice places, enjoy! Its the only way I get to eat out anymore!
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:59 AM
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Why do you expect HR people to be courteous, anyways? They don't have to be.
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:00 AM
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Why am I awake at this hour surfing the board

nite nite!
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