I was recently contacted by a recruiter who told me about three positions that I was a good fit for based on my background.
October 28,2021 at 12:39PM UTC
She asked if I was interested, I said yes and then she said she would send me the job descriptions and follow up with next steps. Two weeks later and I have not heard from her and she is not responding to my messages.
I am so frustrated because I am an HR professional. I have done recruiting for many years. I always make sure that I follow up with candidates whether it is by email or phone. I want to write her an email and ask her if she has any idea how frustrating it is as a candidate to be contacted by a recruiter and then be ghosted. Is it not common courtesy to just get back to someone? Especially with all the methods of communication that are available to us. I am just angry and frustrated and want to call her out on it. I don't even care about burning my bridges with her. I am so sick and tired of hearing about how many jobs there are and then never hearing back from employers and recruiters!
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I was reading a job description in an email and this was part of the job description:
Job Title: Enterprise Architect
Looking only 10 - 15 years client is not accepting 20+ years of experience candidates
* Minimum of 10+ years of professional technology/ w. concentration in data
* Superior knowledge with the ability to manage and coordinate enterprise information use, corporate data access design, metadata management and distributed/replicated data approach to ensure consistency, timeliness, data lineage, data quality, and availability of master data throughout the enterprise
* Ability to define Data Strategy, Data Governance process; Prior experience in defining Data Strategy is a plus
* Hands-on experience with one or more business intelligence tools or comparable programming and data experience is a plus
"Client is not accepting 20+ years of experience candidates" - Is this considered Age Discrimination?
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I reached out to a recruiter from a staffing agency who is apparently looking to fill a contract position.
The recruiter asks me what are good times to call, I sent her my whole week schedule listing specific dates and times I am available for a call. Instead she emails me and says if I can talk a different time which I am not available. I do have a full time job right now but am searching other opportunities. My calendar is unfortunately a little packed for a Thursday. She didn’t send me a job description or anything specific about the job either. Is this already a red flag? I read about staffing agency online and they have bad reviews.
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Why do people ghost candidates that they have interviewed?
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I could use some ideas.
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I've been looking for a position for four months and feeling pretty defeated.
I signed a contract with a company who reneged two days before I was to start. Now I just had a three round interview and was passed over. I feel like I'm doing something wrong. Boo!
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