Wednesday, 13 February 2013

A Week of Highs and Lows

We arrived back late on Monday night and two hours into an exhausted sleep I had a phone call from a Perth company that I had sent a CV to for a position that was advertised. A Skype interview was arranged for the following afternoon which lasted nearly an hour and a half. A second Skype interview was then arranged for 12 hours later with a panel of 4 senior managers and directors - this also seemed to go OK and lasted well over an hour. I then received an email from the HR department (this is a major international company) to say that their may be a further round of interviews before the decision was made, but that she would be in touch with me early this week to give me feedback on how the interviews had gone. I have to say I was quietly hopeful but refused to get my hopes up.

I hadn't heard anything by this morning, so I dropped a courtesy email through to the HR dept but hadn't heard anything back by close of office hours.

Then, half an hour ago when checking a job search site that I use and discovered what I think is the same job, now being offered by an agency, and only posted 20 MINUTES prior to my logging on to the site !!

I feel gutted, just a simple email saying thanks but no thanks would have been polite and professional, but to apparently have re listed the same job now with an agency - well, that's not nice.

I was already feeling pretty low, but right this minute I feel, well crap.


Anonymous said...

That is dreadfully rude of the company.

My partner was unemployed for over two years and we were stunned by how rude, arrogant and downright discourteous companies have become to job applicants. It seems to be a sign of the times.

I have been very sorry to read about the problems you had in Australia, here's hoping things start looking up for you very soon.

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

Very sad to read the lack of professionalism and courtsey on the part of a "major international company", no excuse I'm afraid. Perhaps there is still hope?? Very nerve-racking to have undergone several interviews via Skype:( Well done LTH for being able to do this, not an easy thing to do. I do hope things start to turn around for you and DH. Small steps, one day at a time♥