I am hoping for some helpful advice here as I am baffled at the amount of ghosting these days. It has been a few years since I've been in the market for a new role however, like many others right now, I have been laid off. I applied for a role I was well qualified for with a company that had a great mission and values. I was contacted for an interview and scheduled for a Monday. The interview was great, conversational, insightful from both sides, and productive. The People Manager was the interviewer and candidly shared at the close of the interview that she was very impressed, thought I would be a great fit, and was excited to move on to the next steps and advised that she would follow up by Thursday. I sent her a well-crafted thank you email the next morning, but I didn't hear back from her by the end of the week but waited until the following Monday to reach out. I sent a short but sweet check-in email, no response. I sent one more a week later, no response. I'd like to follow my gut here and say "3rd time's the charm". After such a great interview I'd love to find out the status, or at the very least, some feedback if they chose not to move forward with my candidacy. What are your thoughts on this? Send the 3rd email, reach out to the Director of people (she's on LinkedIn), or call it a loss?
I've been ghosted before, it's to be expected with the territory, but this one hit home. It's incredibly discouraging that this seems to be common practice these days. How do you handle these scenarios?