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Who has interviewed you twice neglects to contact you within a week of the last interview. You send a follow up email to check in. They respond with you will be notified by today COB of the status.

Then its 4:35 and you still have not heard anything.

It's a pretty safe assumption they punked you and wasted your time.

What's the protocol for being turned down after multiple interviews? I would think at least a courtesy email.







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Whatever you do, if you don't mail them a box of dog shite after confirming they punked you, you are in fact a punk.





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What's the protocol for being turned down after multiple interviews? I would think at least a courtesy email.

I've interviewed multiple times for a few companies in the last two weeks and haven't heard anything back. A courtesy email would be appreciated imo






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My advice to you is to start drinking, heavily





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What's the protocol for being turned down after multiple interviews?


Have you heard the term "going postal?"






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Stuff comes up, don't think the worst yet. Touch base again next week if you haven't heard anything today.

Don't burn a bridge!






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It isn't 5 yet though.


I know the people that interviewed me. I might be pissed if they send a denial email at 4:59 then run out the building for the weekend.

For some reason, I see this happening.






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Don't burn a bridge!


I would say by not hiring me they are in fact burning a bridge. If a bridge burns on one side, what use is the other?






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Do you not feel confident you got the job?


I feel confident in my skills, knowledge and capability to perform the job function.

Downside is I'm 27 and considered young to supervise people. They were like have you managed anyone outside of project specific...I was like "No, but everyone has to start sometime."

I'd be managing 1 person. Not that big a leap.






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You send a follow up email to check in. They respond with you will be notified by today COB of the status.

Then its 4:35 and you still have not heard anything.

It's a pretty safe assumption they punked you and wasted your time.

What's the protocol for being turned down after multiple interviews? I would think at least a courtesy email.


Here's the deal -- most open positions will have dozens of candidates. Believe it or not, many of them will be "just as qualified as you". So when it comes down to hiring a person - HR managers will generally keep their options open. It sounds like you are one of the "potential hires". They probably have an offer on the table with someone else - if that person accepts the position, you'll be notified, "thanks, but we went a different direction".

If the person does not accept the offer, it sounds like you are next in line. Don't feel bad for being second choice... most of the time, when hiring managers are faced with many very good candidates, it could be something very minor that put you in 2nd.






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I interviewed last Monday for a position, called last week to see what status was and HR lady was out on vacation few days. Attempted to call her this week, and no response. Sent another email to the hiring manager asking for an update yesterday, and still haven't heard anything. She initially responded to my thank you email. The job is still posted, so I'm assuming it hasn't been filled yet. I have several recommendations from employees of this company as well, so still hoping it goes through. Very frustrating waiting.





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Companies don't always have the time to waste on people they won't hire. It would benefit us as applicants, but there is really no benefit for the company to e-mail or call every person that interviews. You have no idea how many people they looked at.





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BuckToothBilly
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"No, but everyone has to start sometime."


Not to be judgmental, but that is not a very positive answer to give. Consider answers like this next time:

"To be honest, I haven't had the title and official 'direct reports'. But my duties with previous employerX had me managing multiple tasks and delegating work. I don't mean to trivialize the task of managing resources, but I feel that I have had some strong mentors in this area and feel ready for that next step. I'm excellent at X, Y, Z and that should make the transition a little easier."

I know that's a lot more words than "You gotta start sometime.", but trust me, it will make a much better impression.






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I'd call them Monday. Could be busy trying to get things done before the weekend.





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I have no idea what this is like. I'm actually good at what I do, so companies come to me asking me to take their jobs.

Noob.

Come on down to the Mickey D's and I'll show you how a real man flips burgers.



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My advice to you is to start drinking, heavily


This is wise advise for anyone, in any circumstance (unless they can't drink anymore, like myself.)

Good, bad, happy, sad.






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I worked for this company in the past. They know my track record of good work. I'm also the best at what I do. How do I know this? I know everybody in the State who does this job function.

I started my own business because I was so good at it. Problem is that I always wanted this job. It only pads my resume, and in turn, helps my business down the road.

I'm not being arrogant but on pure, product. They won't find anybody better with experience.

The "Never managed people thing" is the truth. I'm not going to sit here and spin this for you. I told them in regards to "project management" I have much experience. It's one person in this section for God sakes. Not like it takes master management skills to outline our goals, objectives, etc.






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Somebody in the Pres debate (I don't remember who) said 50% of college grads don't have jobs. Is this true?





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