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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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...a recruiter I actually know reaches out to me cold, out of blue, asks if I’d be interested in initially exploring...yes...this very same job I’d spent the last 6 months “exploring” and allegedly “winning”. Meaning, they’d engaged a new recruiter and were basically starting over while trying to keep me on the hook as the “top/leading” candidate by saying a decision would be very soon. Maybe tell recruiters who you’ve spoken to/interviewed first?? I don’t think i was entitled to this job or anything, but this felt kinda amateur hour if you ask me.

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Recruiters tell dozens and dozens of people they are in the top 5. It makes you feel like you want to keep working with this person because their “inside info” = access. It’s all baloney. Never trust anything a recruiter says until you actually get an offer.

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