Dear Experts, Twice now, I've gotten through 2 rounds of interviews (with 2 separate companies) and was never called back. No e-mail, no phone call, not even a 'thanks but no thanks' form letter. I know that standard policy these days is no contact unless you score an interview (which I think is bogus but that's another story), but is not hearing back after 2 interviews just as rude as I think it is? I've felt each time the interviews went well but I guess I am wrong. It's hard enough to get an interview, then get called back just to be ignored. Company 1, re-posted the job and wouldn't return my calls/e-mail. Company 2, took 2 weeks to hire someone else and I found out from my temp agency manager. I end up with a bad taste in my mouth from these experiences which is problematic because I live in a small city where options are slim. Rude companies? Or am I naive? Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter: Q#398 Hiring is expensive/consumes a lot of time. "Thanks, but no thanks" takes time-better spent elsewhere? (@teenarose) Q#398 While they aren't obligated to call you, it would be more professional if they did. (@gradversity) Q#398 Sad but true 2day's: many employers don't communicate with people who are not rt fit. Keep going to find ur rt fit. (@juliaerickson) Q#398 You bet it's rude, but it's also a lesson to keep networking w/ same vigor; & never pin hopes on one job/company. (@lauralabovich) Q#398 How did they leave it after interview #2? I find it odd they didn't tell you what to expect. (@jtodonnell) Q#398 Two rounds of interviews & no notification? Just plain rude. You don't want to work there. (@heatherhuhman) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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