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  Reply # 1097368 28-Jul-2014 19:14
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SepticSceptic: One day I may be a job applicant, next day I could be one your biggest customers. DO the courteous thing and reply back whether I am successful or not, and in a timely manner.
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Word gets around if you disrespect job applicants.


I acknowledge every application with a signed letter and advised every applicant the outcome with a personally signed letter.




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  Reply # 1097696 29-Jul-2014 09:31
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SepticSceptic: One day I may be a job applicant, next day I could be one your biggest customers. DO the courteous thing and reply back whether I am successful or not, and in a timely manner. . . Word gets around if you disrespect job applicants.


This and one million times of this. This is not a joke -- I once applied for a job with a government regulator and had 2 interviews for a fairly serious role and was being chosen amongst a last group of 3. I happened to also know another guy who was one of the three being interviewed. We only found out that we were unsuccessful for the role when we saw some guy from the regulator also presenting submissions to parliament when we were there on behalf of our respective work.

Yes, repeat after me: after going to two interviews, being told that we had interviewed well, being told how we obviously having had a great chance at the job, and how they appreciated all our efforts regardless if we were ultimately hired or not, they didn't bother to tell us if we were successful.

Personally, I wouldn't bother with signed letters, especially for just acknowledging initial applications, for the simply fact that either my own or my admin people's time are better spent on more productive things. However, what I have ALWAYS done is that, on top of the standard "thanks but no thanks" e-mail to interviewed but rejected candidates, I will always send my own "thank you" e-mail with some genuine feedback. They have always been well-received. Once someone has taken the effort to produce a good enough CV to be shortlisted and then come for an interview, I'd argue that they deserve far more than the standard, useless rejections.





 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1098517 30-Jul-2014 12:03
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I don't know what it will take to get across to some of my colleagues the need to take recruitment more seriously. I am not making this stuff up -- on a panel to interview for a pretty serious post for another team and the hiring manager decided to cancel all interviews ON THE DAY (to attend to his own work) and to reschedule them in two weeks time.

FACEPALM.



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