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none in San Francisco, California

16 months ago

After spending years as an Admin at companies where there was no growth potential because they were too small I decided to focus on larger companies because I eventually want to get out of doing Admin type work. I applied to a company that would be exactly what I wanted. When I applied to an Admin position I had a phone interview and the recruiter was very excited about my experience and asked if I had any other offers she needed to know about because she wanted to make sure I got in to interview for the position. She said she would get back to me early the next week which was 1st week in July. My online app status was "under consideration" and I sent email reiterating my interest in the position. I never heard back from her and the job posting was gone so I assumed they filled it.

Another Admin position opened about a week ago and I applied for that as well. My online app status for that one is "resume received" and it hasn't changed to "under consideration" so I assuming they aren't passing my resume to hiring manager. I sent an email to recruiter and she said they moved forward with another candidate for the first Admin position I applied for and she would give me resume to the hiring manager for the other position. If they thought I was a good candidate they would have already done that and the status would be "under consideration" so I know I won't be called in for an interview.

Should I give up on this company or keep applying to Admin positions when they're posted? The reality is if they're not even calling me in for in person interviews now I don't think it will change later so why even bother. Am I being realistic or giving up too easily?

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Need New Job in Chicago, Illinois

16 months ago

They have your info in their database. If they were interested, they'd call.

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none in San Francisco, California

16 months ago

That might have been true years ago maybe during the dot com era when companies actually appreciated qualified candidates applying for jobs at their company and didn't want to lose them but it's different now.

When lots of people are applying for each posting I'm not sure they would bother calling someone who had applied for a previous position. The fact that the status for this position hasn't progressed to "under consideration" leads me to believe they're not ever going to be interested in me.

Maybe someone I used to work with said something negative about me. Who knows. I'll never know but I'm qualified and have a good education so not even being called in for interviews is not a good sign.

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Bluetea in Texas

16 months ago

none in San Francisco, California said: That might have been true years ago maybe during the dot com era when companies actually appreciated qualified candidates applying for jobs at their company and didn't want to lose them but it's different now.

When lots of people are applying for each posting I'm not sure they would bother calling someone who had applied for a previous position. The fact that the status for this position hasn't progressed to "under consideration" leads me to believe they're not ever going to be interested in me.

Maybe someone I used to work with said something negative about me. Who knows. I'll never know but I'm qualified and have a good education so not even being called in for interviews is not a good sign.

Here's my rule. If you have "registered" with them, keep track of what jobs you have applied to and when. If you have applied for five different jobs with the company and have never been called, then its time you move on.

At that point, if I am not able to delete my profile, I change my name to Mickey Mouse and my address to 123 Donald Duck Dr. I also cross the company off my list of possible employers.

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none in San Francisco, California

16 months ago

All right I'll take your advice. I have already applied to two jobs and not gotten an in person interview so I'll try three more times.

The frustrating part is that the recruiter did call me after I applied to the first position and was very excited about bringing me in for an interview. Then nothing. The status for the next job hasn't changed from "resume received" to "under consideration" so that's not a good sign but I'll drive myself crazy trying to figure out what they're thinking. I left my job over two months ago and have had about five in person interviews, two more lined up this week and numerous phone interviews and it's getting me nervous that I'll be in bag lady territory soon.

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Bluetea in Texas

16 months ago

none in San Francisco, California said: All right I'll take your advice. I have already applied to two jobs and not gotten an in person interview so I'll try three more times.

The frustrating part is that the recruiter did call me after I applied to the first position and was very excited about bringing me in for an interview. Then nothing. The status for the next job hasn't changed from "resume received" to "under consideration" so that's not a good sign but I'll drive myself crazy trying to figure out what they're thinking. I left my job over two months ago and have had about five in person interviews, two more lined up this week and numerous phone interviews and it's getting me nervous that I'll be in bag lady territory soon.

Five in-person interviews in 2 months? Wow! You are doing way better than most. Still, a lot of this a numbers game.

No matter what they say, never stop applying until you have an actual job.

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findjob in North Carolina

16 months ago

Bluetea in Texas said: Five in-person interviews in 2 months? Wow! You are doing way better than most. Still, a lot of this a numbers game.

No matter what they say, never stop applying until you have an actual job.

What do you mean by a "numbers game"? I have of heard this saying numerous times.

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Bluetea in Texas

16 months ago

findjob in North Carolina said: What do you mean by a "numbers game"? I have of heard this saying numerous times.

You can do everything right and still not get a job. Its not that you are not qualified. Its because 20 other people are just as qualified.

Apply, apply, apply.

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Candace Barr Strategic Resume Specialist in Birmingham, Alabama

16 months ago

Some of my clients have had success tweaking their resume, deleting the old one and applying with a fresh, new one. Make sure it is keyword optimized, as frustrating as it is SO many companies are using bots/ATS software and if you don't have the right words infused, you may never even get past the computer to be reviewed by a hiring manager.

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