Don’t you just LOVE wasting an hour or more of your time interviewing and then not ever hearing back from the company? Yeah, me too and that’s why Irio has earned this sternly worded letter:
What’s up with taking up a candidate’s valuable time with a phone interview (which I hate on principle…but I digress) then not bothering to update them with their status in the hiring process? That’s so flipping rude! Was consideration busy? Did etiquette go to lunch? Was good manners on vacation? And I don’t mean just no word but radio silence when I attempt to follow up! You clearly don’t want Irio to prosper or you would realize that if you treat good candidates like they are disposable and a dime a dozen, then the talent pool gets very shallow and you end up only getting applicants who don’t give a hoot about your company and will be out as soon as the next opportunity comes along.
I spent an hour of my valuable time interviewing for an accounting position with Irio on the strength of a job posting even though I’d never even heard of you before. I had better things to do with that hour– like doing my nails, making dinner, watching my recording of The People’s Court, maybe even writing an informative blog post instead of this
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The interview seemed to go well and I answered the boring, asinine, typical, uninspired questions like they were unique and thoughtful (please stop Googling “interview questions” for inspiration, by the way). I was told I’d hear back when you decided who you were going to bring in for interviews. I followed up after a week and was told no decision had been made but you’d let me know once you did; i.e. don’t call us, we’ll call you. Well, that was a couple of weeks ago and either somebody at Irio really struggles with timely decision-making or somebody dropped the follow-up ball. Or maybe both. Either way, rude much?
I have no choice but to believe that your people have zero behavior, no couth and don’t want nice things. You don’t have to worry about me or anyone I know (hey y’all!) ever applying to another of Irio’s job postings nor doing business with Irio (now that I know what it is you do). The job candidate you screw over today could be the potential customer/supplier/investor of tomorrow. Treating people well is its own reward but it can also pay itself forward. I wish Irio luck in filling future positions and sincerely hope you DO BETTER!
Ever got radio silence after wasting your time interviewing? Share your tales of woe in the comments!