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I believe I was just ghosted by 2 different recruiters within a 3 hour window. Is that some sort of record? Do I get a prize?

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What’s worse than getting ghosted by email? Getting ghosted on LinkedIn. It baffles my mind to see ad agency HR and talent recruiters NOT accept connection requests. Why are you even on LinkedIn?

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Had what had to be the best call with a recruiter I’ve ever had — she seemed so excited to pass my work to her teams, received the sweetest follow up email from her, but now it seems like she’s ghosti… more

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TFW a recruiter tells you that the agency is pausing its interviewing process because they’re waiting on project renewals & that this will take a couple weeks. Fast forward three/four days, the sa… more

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Tfw a recruiter reaches out and asks if you’re around for a chat... Only to never respond to you again after you say yes. Just, why?!

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I’ve been ghosted so many times the past few years, when I get contacted by recruiters nowadays I basically assume I’ll not hear back from them. So far I’ve been 99.9% right. 🤷‍♂️

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Sadly a lot of recruiters are unemployed and being ghosted themselves. Hopefully this pandemic will open the eyes of some on the practice of ghosting...

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Raise your hand if you think this pandemic is going to be an excuse for increased ghosting activity.

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Email response from a resume submission requesting times to chat and that she's " really looking forward to speaking with me." Three email replies later - crickets. I'm so tired of… more

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Patty Ganaden VMLYR semi-👻...awhile back reaches out, asks me to fill out an info sheet to “get in the freelance system” & hasnt once written me back the very few times I’ve emailed her over 9 m… more

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Ghosting when given real next steps...why? This wasn’t over the phone or email. Actual in person interview. Ugh

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Gmails “nudge” feature does a real good job in reminding who’s ghosting me at the moment.

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This isn’t a ghosted story, but I think you guys might appreciate. Couple of months ago, I got a rejection letter for a position I never applied to. Like, I wasn’t even in the market for a new job...

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Here to instill false hope in all of you! After being ghosted for 3.5 months I just got a job offer. Miracles do happen.

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Nicole at AKQA NY. Beyond bad.

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I’ve been ghosted again. For the 4th time. In a horrible year of forced freelance/unemployment. And these weren’t just initial stage ghostings but like 5+interviews in. In one case... (continued)

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Lucky Generals. I was ghosted after an in person coffee interview and promises of setting up a meeting with the other founders. Just found out another pal of mine had the same experience with them!

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Ellen Curaba sent me an email to schedule a call. Didn’t hear from her. Sent two follow up emails and no answer. No answer to LinkedIn messages. Seen her posting on LinkedIn nearly every day. 🤷‍♂️

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Scale of 1-10, how crazy is it to check-in email the CDs you interviewed with? Unless there’s been a terrible accident I’m pretty sure the recruiter is ghosting me. The not knowing is killing me!

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McGarrah Jesse.

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Greetings, Ghosted! bowl members. As 2019 concludes, people who posted here: please let us know if you ever heard back from your ghosters.

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D&G - Nicole Gordon Flaked on 2 calls she set up, blamed time difference since EST & PST are so hard to distinguish then silence, but weeks later reaches out via LinkedIn about the same oppor… more

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Might be opposite of ghosting but still lame: interviewing brand side, lonnng 6+ month process, was told after “final” on-site interviews I was THE top candidate, they should decide soon, then (cont)

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Joseph Golden omnicom

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An in-house recruiter from Publicis reached out two months ago asking for my avails to chat. I responded within a few hours and it’s been crickets...

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Acronym NYC was a nightmare to try to get feedback/move the process along

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The recruiter for freelance at Havas is the worst. She’ll email and ask for my availability then ghost. Also brought me in for an interview & didn’t even tell them I freelanced there before.

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Spark44

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On 👻 high alert: over last few months I’ve had 5 phone interviews, was flown in for all-day session of 5 in-person interviews followed by giving a full “case study” preso...crickets for 1.5 wks sinc… more

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Anyone else get ghosted by more than one recruiter at the same agency? Thought I would have better luck when the first recruiter who was notorious for ghosting left but the new one ghosted me too...

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Flew from London to the US for a two day interview marathon. Had one call with HR two weeks later where I was told they were gathering feedback and would get back to me asap. Never heard back. (contd)

Ghosting after on-site interviews is despicable. Recruiting has been a part of my job for years in addition to resourcing & project management, and I would always manage to reply emails.

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👻 CreativeFuse 👻

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Hope: After a little over two weeks of no communication following what felt like a very good interview, today I sent a “just checking in” type email to the hiring manager. Twenty minutes later (cont)

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