Job Search Etiquette
May 15, 2014 7:30 AM Subscribe
About a month ago I interviewed for a position through a placement agency. The interview went very well. So well, in fact, that the person with whom I interviewed didn't want to see any other candidates and wanted to hire me. Great, right? Well, not so fast...
posted by dortmunder to Work & Money (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My interviewer has apparently gone on leave, leaving her information with her supervisor. Her supervisor won't respond to the agency's inquiries, and today I found an ad on the organization's own website that appears to be advertising for the job for which I interviewed. My question is, would it be out of line for me to reach out to the woman who wanted to hire me to ask for a referral for the advertised position? She wanted to give me the job, and she's worked there a long time, but something appears to have gone wrong (not uncommon in large organizations). Is this presumptuous? Would I be out of line? Would this be screwing over my contact at the agency, who is just as frustrated and in the dark as I am on this? (I really don't want to do that, but I also need the work.)