Why have I not been hired? Or at least told I wont be...
May 19, 2008 1:34 PM Subscribe
What is the best way to handle an internship or job situation where you have applied, interviewed 2 or more times for the position, then do not get a call back from the company? Catch, I have not been rejected, their HR staff is simply not on the ball, they have hired nobody for this position as of yet.
posted by atlman to Work & Money (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am a college student, looking for relevant job experience before I graduate. At a career fair a couple months ago, I ran across this company that is hiring for 2 separate positions.
The first was a competitive and more valuable experience-wise internship in my field of interest. The second was more a data entry, scanning, computer job where they were hiring multiple people and it was on the fringes of my field of interest.
I initiated the interview process with the clear intention of applying for the better internship, then dropping down to the data entry position if I did not make it. It was competitive after all.
I went through two rounds of interviews and ended up speaking with four different managers/employees after an entire afternoon spent at the company.
Fast forward over 2 weeks later (11 business days) and I have heard zero from the company since I sent a followup email thanking them for seeing me.
I heard through a friend that works there they hired someone for the competitive internship and did not let me know, but the data entry job is unfilled and I am an extremely qualified candidate. It seems the person in charge of hiring is notoriously lazy and has not gotten around to either letting me know I did not make the first internship OR hiring me or anyone else for the data entry job.
What I would like to know is what is the best way to email her and tell her to get off her ass. Ideally it would seem gently reminding but I would certainly like there to be some reproachful context.
If I had any other leads or opportunities for work this summer I would have written this whole deal off long ago, but unfortunately economic and other factors have lead to a dearth of available options.
What do you think mefi, how can I get through to her to both goad her into hiring someone, anyone, and also maybe make her feel like she should not be doing this to people in the future.
Thank you so much in advance!