Friday, July 27, 2012

No Progress

I wish I could tell you that the interview the other day went fabulously and that I am once again gainfully employed. Alas, such is not the case (as you might have figured out from the county clock on the sidebar).

I'm not sure what went wrong. I really thought that things, while a tad weird, went ok.  I met with someone who works in the office but not really for the company I'd be working for. The interviewer was an outside consultant who had no HR experience and seemingly no interview experience.  I did the best I could given the situation to try and sell myself as an excellent candidate for the position but have heard nothing which I am guessing means that they are no longer interested in me. I was told by the interviewer that I should hear, likely that day, from my initial contact person.  Well, it's the end of the week and... nothing.

Ok, so... gotta move on.  But really, how hard would it have been for the initial contact to shoot me an email saying "you know, we've decided to go a different direction".  So, yes, I am disappointed and feel confused about what went wrong.

I have also found a trend on applications that I am not enjoying.  Applications asking for graduation dates which makes it pretty easy for them to decide that you are too old for them to consider hiring. Not impressed, folks.  Age discrimination is allegedly illegal. And yet, they find "weasel" ways around it.. like asking the year you graduated from high school.

Also, I was contacted by an agency that said they were going to send me an email and then I heard NOTHING from them. Again, just tell me you aren't interested so we can both move on. Hrumph.

I should get to bed now, it's going on 2:30AM and I think my insomnia is considering giving me a break and letting me sleep...

1 comment:

Grandy said...

Oh bless your heart. It is not easy being in your spot. Have faith. Follow up on that email you never got, call the "consultant" back to follow up, and hang in there.