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Weird interview format

I applied for a risk type position through indeed, 2 days la shouldagotamdinstead08/01/17
Thank yous should have gone out day of or day after the inte jd4hire08/01/17
Is this role in Cutco or Herbalife corporate? I always as isthisit08/01/17
Just got the e-mail letting me know they went with someone e shouldagotamdinstead08/01/17
Losers lose papi. isthisit08/01/17
Don't take it personally. Employers fib about that all of th mrtor08/01/17
not a surprise there. They probably set a timeline for the dingbat08/01/17
for future reference, in this case the hiring manager screen dingbat08/01/17
I replied to the hiring manager and asked if it would be pos shouldagotamdinstead08/01/17
Yeah. It's over. Move on. You're acting like a nagging ex-gi mrtor08/02/17
The worst. Take your L like a man and move on. isthisit08/02/17
He never replied haha shouldagotamdinstead08/02/17
shouldagotamdinstead (Aug 1, 2017 - 1:41 pm)

I applied for a risk type position through indeed, 2 days later I get a call from someone who introduced himself as the hiring manager and a VP. He basically tried to sell me on the role and said I have a lot of the skills they were looking for. He then said the next step is to have me interview in front of his two AVP's which I agreed to on the following day and the interview went pretty well. So I guess I'm curious as to who actually makes the hiring decision in this case? Since the VP was not present during the full interview, is it up to the two AVP's to make the call? If so, should I send them follow up/thank you e-mails as it has been over 2 weeks since the interview?

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jd4hire (Aug 1, 2017 - 2:00 pm)

Thank yous should have gone out day of or day after the interview, IMO. I would still follow up with emails to all three thanking them for the opportunity to interview, reiterate your interest, and conclude by asking if they need any additional materials.

The employer knows if and when they will hire someone. It's not like they just up and forget about it. Providing a little prod isn't bad though.

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isthisit (Aug 1, 2017 - 1:59 pm)

Is this role in Cutco or Herbalife corporate?

I always ask them how long a response will take. And then I go off that before emailing to ask them "wer da jabs aht?".

If they didn't give you an ETA than follow up a 3-5 business days later and let them know you're still interested in the role and would like to know if they've made a decision or have next steps for you.

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shouldagotamdinstead (Aug 1, 2017 - 3:06 pm)

Just got the e-mail letting me know they went with someone else. Then immediately saw that the job was reposted on indeed. Ha, ha, ha!

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isthisit (Aug 1, 2017 - 3:11 pm)

Losers lose papi.

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mrtor (Aug 1, 2017 - 5:29 pm)

Don't take it personally. Employers fib about that all of the time and most people are none the wiser. Losing to a more competitive candidate is easier to swallow than finding out you're flatly not qualified. They thought they were doing you a favor.

That said, I'm surprised they took down the listing while they were interviewing. Amateur move.

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dingbat (Aug 1, 2017 - 5:34 pm)

not a surprise there. They probably set a timeline for the listing before they even started. When no suitable candidates came up, relist the same position.

1) no need to keep getting inquiries after setting up several interviews
2) the "new" listing continues to show up as recent

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dingbat (Aug 1, 2017 - 5:32 pm)

for future reference, in this case the hiring manager screens resumes and schedules interviews for the best X candidates. Then the AVPs who will be supervising the new hire and who perform the interview make the decision as to whether they want to work with you.

The hiring manager may not fully understand the role and is just cross-checking your resume with the checklist for the position, but the AVPs are the ones who can tell if you have the skills they need - and a personality they like

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shouldagotamdinstead (Aug 1, 2017 - 10:43 pm)

I replied to the hiring manager and asked if it would be possible to provide feedback as to what would have improved my application. Bad call?

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mrtor (Aug 2, 2017 - 10:37 am)

Yeah. It's over. Move on. You're acting like a nagging ex-girlfriend who's still in denial.

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isthisit (Aug 2, 2017 - 10:41 am)

The worst. Take your L like a man and move on.

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shouldagotamdinstead (Aug 2, 2017 - 3:45 pm)

He never replied haha

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