Company's strange response to my interview

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moose
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Company's strange response to my interview

Postby moose » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:29 pm

About a month ago I interviewed with a company. I felt I really crushed the first 2 interviews (the team supervisor and a sr. analyst) but felt I kinda bombed the last one with the director. Although in fairness she was asking pretty tough questions. Anyway, its been over a month and I didn't hear a thing. All of a sudden the HR lady calls me today and asks if I'm still interested. After saying yes she says a decision will be made tommorow and she'll let me know then.

I just don't know what to make of it. Personally, i've never heard of a company asking a candidate 1 month after the fact if they're still interested only to reject them the next day. I just figured if you messed up they eliminate you from the process and move on to the next guy. At the same time, who knows what the hell their process is.

HBK
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Re: Company's strange response to my interview

Postby HBK » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:33 pm

Maybe the person they wanted to hire backed out and you are the back up. Or maybe they have a pool of back-ups, and wanted to see who was interested before they made a selection.

moose
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Re: Company's strange response to my interview

Postby moose » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:47 pm

HBK wrote:Maybe the person they wanted to hire backed out and you are the back up. Or maybe they have a pool of back-ups, and wanted to see who was interested before they made a selection.


Yeah maybe. Kinda cruel though, I figured I wasn't getting it and I already lived that disappointment. Wouldn't want to go through that twice for the same lousy job.




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