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The Three Month Job Interview

by Anonymous
(Not telling ;-))

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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!

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May 31, 2010
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
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.

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