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Arkengarthdale Wed 03-Apr-19 12:06:50

I applied for a job in the autumn, was unsuccessful at interview, the feedback being I'd performed very well but they'd promoted someone internally, could they keep my details on file?

A month ago I was contacted again and offered an interview for a different job for the same company as I'd done so well at interview previously. They said they'd let me know by Monday if I'd been successful. Obviously, not hearing from them tells me I've been unsuccessful but it's very rude.

Today the job is advertised on Indeed. AIBU to now think this is a shitty company and be glad not to work there? 😡

DadDadDad Wed 03-Apr-19 14:29:00

I wouldn't necessarily judge a whole company on the behaviour of the few people who have handled this (obviously, if it's a small company that might be fair enough grin ).

You asked them to keep your records on file, which they did.

They said they would contact you if you were successful, so they didn't make a promise to do so if you were unsuccessful. I agree it would be courteous to let you know, but they are clearly still running their process, so may be more focussed on that.

I really can't see anything wrong with them adverstising the vacancy. For whatever reason, it seems you weren't suitable so of course they are going to continue their recruitment process.

I get that it's painful to be rejected, but on balance YABU to conclude they are a shitty company. What was your impression of the people you would be working with when you went for interview? You could contact them and ask for some feedback. (Their response might help the jury decide if they are shitty after all!)

RubyWho Wed 03-Apr-19 14:36:35

YANBU to be upset but YABU to conclude the entire company is shit.
The number of interviews I've been to where I've not recieved aresponse when unsuccessful has been increasing over the past few years. Even when I got down to the second or third rounds. It's rude IMO but seems to be more of a trend, now (I think this is hugely unprofessional, personally).

DadDadDad Wed 03-Apr-19 14:43:54

I agree Ruby. I work in a fairly small profession, and if I'm recruiting I make every effort to treat candidates with respect, thanking them for taking the time to come for interview and being as polite as possible in letting them know when we've decided not to make them an offer. You never know when you might meet them again (or even want to recruit them for a different role later)!

And as OP shows, if you treat candidates badly it can reflect on the reputation of the whole company. (I've had issues where the slowness of HR has made it look like I was the one not communicating properly with the candidate).

Arkengarthdale Wed 03-Apr-19 15:00:34

I missed out the bit that I was interviewed back end of last week for the new post and they said they would let me know by Monday latest.

Bluntness100 Wed 03-Apr-19 15:02:17

Have you emailed and asked for feedback? Sometimes communications go astray.

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