What are your thoughts on this interaction with a company I had interviewed with for an Executive Assistant position?
June 4,2022 at 12:25PM UTC
On 4/29, I submitted an online application for a remote Executive Assistant role for a cloud communications company based in Silicon Valley. By 5/19, I’d received an email from a recruiter of the company stating “the hiring manager for the role really liked your background and experience.”
My first interview with the company was with the recruiter on 5/24. After my interview, she suggested I’d move to the next round (round two of three) which was with the Hiring Manager. The recruiter said the third and final round would be to meet (virtually) the executives that I’d be supporting.
On Tuesday, 5/31, I met with the Hiring Manager for my virtual interview. She told me she saw my resume and wanted to speak to me about the role because she liked my background and experience. She then asked me to tell her about my time at my previous employer, which I did. Once done, she said to me, “I don’t know if you are going to want this role.” Her reason for that response (she said) was because I had done project work at my previous employer whereas this position is primarily administrative. I let her know immediately that I was fine with that.
Our conversation flowed easily and we had a great rapport (it felt like we did, anyway). The interview was scheduled for a half-hour but took 50 minutes, instead. At the end of the interview (and during), I let her know that I was interested in the role. As we said our “goodbyes,” she told me to reach out if I have any other questions or concerns but she didn’t mention “next steps.”
Within a few hours, I sent her a “Thank you” email to thank her for her time and to reiterate that “I am indeed interested in the role even though it is primarily administrative.”
On Friday, 6/3 (three days later), I received an email from their Talent Acquisition team stating the role had been filled.
I honestly don’t what to think. From the outside looking in, what are your thoughts?
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