Hey Fishes, I completed my set of interviews for a Microsoft interview on 22 Aug. Haven't heard back from Recruiter. Dropped a follow up email a week back. No response. Do the Microsoft recruiters ghost you if not selected? A friend working there said last week the Hiring Manager was out of office and I should hear from Recruiter this week but that also passed with no response. Not sure if there is any hope of me clearing the interview.

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Depends on the recruiter. When I started at Microsoft, the process took 4 months because of a hiring freeze and some internal changes that happened. There were many weeks I didn’t hear from anyone. I didn’t find the recruiter that responsive but I think it also depends on how much that team leans on the recruiter to fill the role. Some teams just use a recruiter to organise meetings and some don’t even use them for that (when I last used an internal recruiter to fill a role, she could never get the time zones correct). Hang in there. Follow up if you like. Your situation isn’t unusual.

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I did hear back from them. A bit slow but they do respond. Thanks all

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Thanks a lot. Really helpful to know that it isn't unusual. I do intend to wait until I hear a no specifically. Fingers crossed.

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