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A friend has been interviewing at a company for 4 months. They keep adding in more interviews, saying they have found great opportunities for him, and only occasionally responding to emails. At this point I’m assuming they like him but don’t know where to place him. Is it normal to get this type of run around ?

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Not normal. He needs to draw a line eventually and end the process. They may have underhanded motivations for doing this, such as a free sounding board for ideas.

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What type of company are the interviewing for? Is it a a young company and are they getting passed on to different teams/hiring managers? Heard of companies like Doordash doing this. More than likely your friend is a good candidate, but not great and they keep stringing him along because they found a better candidate for those positions. At this point they just need to use the “I have another offer on the table and need to make a decision in X weeks, can you expedite the interviewing process?” and see how they respond.

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Nope it’s a consulting company unfortunately not a start up

He’s just not that into you

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You’re spot on. They like him but don’t know where to put him. The red flag would be if they asked him to do things like run a strategy session as an interview

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From what I’ve heard they seem to be just conversational/behaviorial interviews which seems crazy because how many of the same conversations are they trying to have

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Time for him to cut his losses

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