- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2011
I need to vent about this situation. I’m also open to advice and comiserating from professionals and job seekers
My husband is currently looking for a full-time job in his field. He has good qualifications, but most of his experience is academic, which is making it difficult for him to find an job in industry. As anyone who’s looking for a job in this economy knows, the hiring process is extremely stressful and its an emotional rollercoaster for unemployed candidates. So even though my husband is unemployed, this is something we are both dealing with and I’m pretty involved in the process.
So, he started working with a recruitment firm who is representing him for a contractor position at a local plant for a very large company. He was obviously very excited about this opportunity because the company is very well-known and he thought the recruiter would help get his foot in the door.
On Tuesday, he had a phone interview with the hiring manager (set up by the recruiting firm) set up for 2pm. He spent a lot of time researching the company and preparing for the interview. After 45 minutes, the hiring manager STILL hadn’t called him. He called the recruiter and she hadn’t heard anything from the interviewer, so she called and emailed the hiring manager to find out what the deal was.
Two days later (Thursday), the hiring manager finally gets back to the recruiter and says that he was busy blah blah blah and reschedules the interview for today 9am. So once again, my husband prepares for the interview and sits by the phone and NO CALL! My husband calls the recruiter and she says that she’ll try to contact the hiring manager but my husband should understand that “It’s a big company and sometimes managers get busy”
WTF is wrong with people. I seriously cannot believe how rude this guy is to completely disregard a candidate’s time. I mean, this hiring manager would be my husband’s boss if hired, so it’s a pretty bad sign about this position. And seriously, he was so busy that he couldn’t even send an email 5 minutes before the interview to cancel?!? I mean that would have been better than nothing!
I told my husband that he should consider withdrawing his application for this position. I just can’t imagine working at a company where the boss treats prospective employees like this! I know that it’s an employers market right now, but the unemployed job seekers still deserve basic respect and human decency!
So job seekers, what would you do in this situation? Have any of you had similar experiences with very unprofessionals hiring managers/HR/interviewers?