Well, dang it. The interviewing process is so frustrating!

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
Member
710 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

🙁 I’m sorry. It’s rough out there. My DH and I are both looking for work… I want a new job because I hate the one I’m at, and he was laid off from his FT job a month ago (the job that mostly supports us since I’m a FT student and only work PT), so we’ve really been struggling a bit, both financially and emotionally, while he’s looking for a new one. Job hunting and interviewing and all that really sucks.

Post # 5
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2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m waiting to hear on one too…they told me it could be up to TWO WEEKS! Ugh, I know exactlly how you feel-I am checking my phone/emails every thirty seconds, it feels like.

Reminds me of when I was 14 and trying to will boys to call :p

Post # 6
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9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@regit45:  The market is brutal. I can’t think of one bad interview that I’ve had since I started my search, but that doesn’t mean I get each job offered to me. Remember there are 4 to 6 other people who may have had rockin’ interviews too (maybe even better than yours). It is simply just so competitive that hiring managers have a lot of great candidates to choose from. 

I am a hiring manager and I have to say that I hate the follow ups that people think are such a great idea. If I want to get in contact with you, I will. I know how to reach you, I know you want the job, so bugging me is not going to help. A thank you email, yes. Calling to ask me if you got the job, no. If you did, you’ll be the first to know 😛

Post # 8
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9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@regit45:  Yeah, I always say that too, but I don’t expect people to take advantage of my contact information. A thank you email is expected and I want to receive that within 24 hours. That shows me you are interested. I do not want to be bothered about how slow the process is (trust me, I know it’s slow. I work here :P) or to ask me the obvious, “did I get the job” question. I have actually said to people before, if you did, don’t you think we would contact you? We are pretty good with contacting the person we want to hire. Well, HR does that part, not me, but still. It turns me off of an applicant when they do that. You need to be patient and let us run the process. Just my view.

Post # 9
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820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@regit45:  Ugh I know how you feel. I am so out of patience with companies that are more than willing to take my time interviewing me, asking me to write a personalized cover letter, “Prescreening” me over the phone, asking me to come up with a portfolio of work samples, interviewing me (up to three times, sometimes!) and then taking their sweet ass time to get back with me. I feel like it’s so disrespectful. I have given some potential jobs at least 10-12 hours of my time, and when they don’t update me, I find it rude. It takes 2 minutes (or less) to let someone know either “You didn’t get the job, sorry.” or “We’re still waiting on so-and-so, talk soon!”

 

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