You can achieve what you believe

ask the expert banner


The Three Month Job Interview

by Anonymous
(Not telling ;-))

Undercover Contributor

Undercover Contributor

Here's my job horror story about a 3-month interview... Well it's not really an interview, but I have been happily strung along by a potential employer since May of this year.


I've learned several things along the way, though. In fact, I think I'm getting really good at reading body language and facial nuances, and that I'm really bored now... please don't ask any questions (semi-smile).

Since I am badly in need of a job right now, though, I have waited patiently for the 3-month job interview employer to send me another email asking me if I am still interested in the job. And to tell the truth, if I was not so desperate for a job, I would face the fact that this is not how I want to be treated and that it is probably not a good place to work after all.

I have been on two interviews, given my references (one has actually been contacted), and I received an email asking if "I'm still interested". I responded yes, and then I was told that a decision would be made this week. Oh well, it's only Tuesday and no response.

This to me is a horror story... a sad one, but pretty horrifying to me, because after all this time (I'm still actively looking for work and interviewing), I may not get the job.

Thanks, I do feel better!

Comments for The Three Month Job Interview

Average Rating starstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

May 31, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
HR is fishing
by: Anonymous

Many HR departments fish for potential employees with no real job to offer. They take in resumes and talk to people in the likely event they may need someone in the future. By that time you may already have a job, but they hope you may quit your job to work with them. Also HR drags out hiring so they can load present employees with work and save money on a new hire until absolutely necessary or they are waiting to eliminate someone on the performance or attendance bubble or are planning to promote an internal canidate. If you don't hear back in a timely fashion, cut your losses and move on. Do not wait,! This could cost you another position.

Jul 25, 2008
Rating
starstarstar
Hang in there
by: Kathi

Unfortunately, many employers today do not seem to value people like they used to. Keeping you hanging and out of the communication loop is not a great way to start a relationship with you if they do plan to hire you.

I hope you do get the job if it's what you want. But, if you don't, try not to look at it as a failure, but simply as an opportunity to find a job that's even more right for you.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Job Hunt Horror Stories.


For "Ask the Expert" question categories, follow these links:

Resume Questions Other Questions:
Archives

Share YOUR job hunting horror stories with our readers!


Here are some more pages you might be interested in...








Search This Site:

Site Sponsors

See our Advertising Policy

-->


Need help making a professional resume? Check out this fabulous online resume builder!




Click here to get professional resume help online


Job Seekers'
Power Pack!

job seekers power pack picture

Grab your copy of these 5 concise reports about every aspect of the job hunt. Don't miss this opportunity to change your life for the better!

Check it out NOW


Please, help this site continue running by donating $5.00


Keep Up to Date

Follow us on our Facebook Fan Page Follow our updates on Twitter
Subscribe to my careers blog Subscribe to our site changes in your feed reader

Learning Library

-->
[?] Subscribe To This Site

XML RSS
follow us in feedly
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Subscribe with Bloglines