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How Do I React to Betrayal by Potential Employer?

Dear Experts, A recruiter contacted me to interview for a position. After two phone interviews and one on-site interview with three people, I was told I was the "top-candidate" and the corporate HR department (in Europe) was "approving" the local office to make an offer. A few weeks pass by with no new news, then the local HR department calls me to reiterate the delay was caused by corporate HR. Two week later I get an email stating they "had" to select an internal candidate and asking if I would be interested in "future" openings. At this point, I have mixed feelings because this feels dishonest. Do I need to respond to this? Or, should I respond to this other than to acknowledge I received it? Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter: Q#448 Unless you got a formal offer, you have no case. It happens to the best of us. Keep your chin up. (@beneubanks) Q#448 Just drop it. The opportunity has gone and it's no longer worth your time or energy. Put it in your past. (@gradversity) Q#448 Don't close doors or burn bridges. Things like this happen between corp & branches. Keep options open. You never know. (@DawnBugni) Q#448 Interview process is 2-way street. Situation raises red flags. I'd keep options open, proceed w/caution. (@keppie_careers) 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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It's beginning to look a like Christmas! Well, not quite yet. But if you're looking to make some extra cash during the holiday season, now is the time to begin searching as seasonal jobs are starting to be posted.

According to the website Snagajob, 27% of companies that hire employees for the holiday season begin their recruitment efforts in August. In addition, Snagajob reports that there is money to be made during the holiday season as seasonal workers earned an average of $15.40 an hour in 2018. With that in mind, here are some options to consider if you're looking for a seasonal job for the holiday season.

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