My first post! Forgive me if it's too long--I feel like I've been so siloed with what's happening and unable to get pulses because job searching is so secretive when you're connected to all your coworkers and Leadership on LinkedIn and other social medias. Then I remembered this community!
I'm the middle of trying to land a role. I've been interviewing with a company for a while--my first phone interview screeener was early February. Since then I keep going through rounds and moving forward. Meeting high ranking folks. In total, I have had 8 interviews. Throughout the internal recruiter has been super nice and communicative. She requested me on LinkedIn somewhere along the process. My interviews have all been really good. I do individual Thannk You emails after each and call out specific things from our meetings. I also provide recaps of meetings to the recruiter.
After my last interview who was with one of the CEOs, I sent my thank you, then recap to recruiter. She responded enthusiastically (Monday 3.14) and said that they had interviews the rest of the week but she would be able to provide info about next steps early next week, at the latest. On Tuesday 3.22 I hadn't heard so just sent a quick email asking if she had any updates, reiterating my excitement, etc. Nothing the rest of the week. And nothing now.
I know all the "don't put your eggs all in one basket" "never stop looking"... I get all that. And I keep putting myself out there, but I really was into this positon, company, and everyone I met and was really nailinig the interviews.
I am... mystified. Disheartened. Is this normal? You ghost after all those interviews? I guess it's just extra jading because she was so communicative and supportive throughout all my interviews.
I think typing this out was a little cathartic. There's absolutely nothing I can do, obviously. But this certainly doesn't motivate me or positively reinforce me in anyway.
Moving forward, I'm curious, RECRUITERS and HR Talent Folks, this is normal? This is my no? Thanks for reading!