Employer said they’re excited to be moving forward, but I don’t hear from them.
December 2,2021 at 10:33PM UTC
I have been job searching for the last 20 months, ever since losing my job following pandemic shutdowns. My industry was hit hard and there weren’t any roles available for a long time. For the last 2+ months, I have been speaking and following up with a company that I’m interested in joining. The problem is the constant waiting on the company’s recruiter to get back to me with updates. When I finally was asked recently to provide my availability and salary range, along with references, it seemed like it was finally near the end.
Surprising to me, I was given a questionnaire to send to my references to complete. With all requested materials submitted back to this employer, I was informed they would give me an update in 3 days, before Thanksgiving. Those days have passed and I haven’t heard from them. I sent a follow up email a week after providing my references, asking if they had any questions for me and that I was looking forward to hearing about next steps - but again no response.
I understand the hiring process takes time, but being given a bit of hope that I would hear from them soon, only to have me be the one to repeatedly reach out for an answer is getting tiresome and insulting. And it makes me question if they are serious or just leading me on until they find a “better” candidate.
I am still applying but with my long stretch of unemployment and job searching, it would be nice to get an employer to make an offer soon.
Aside from being courteous and following up, what more can be done?
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