Blacklisting companies that ghost you after interview

Uber gfhwhwv
Jul 7 14 Comments

I am generally pretty good to recruiters, never schedule interviews if I am not looking out, never missed an interview after scheduling, never renegotiated an offer after saying yes and never backed off after accepting an offer. I also make sure I personally call other recruiters to tell them that I have accepted an offer and am no longer open for any negitations.

Unfortunately a lot of recruiters do not have the same courtesy of keeping me informed after I have spent precious hours interviewing with them onsite and simply disappear if its a no or of they are still interviewing other candidates. Sometimes the interviewer does not show up and they go silent. I find is extremely disrespectful. How hard is it to say no ?

I now keep my own blacklist of recruiters and companies who treated me like this. I block companies at the moment for 5 years and refuse to interview ( have 15+ years exp ) . If they can blacklist us, so can we.
Do any of you also do this?

Till now I have not started telling these companies that they have been blacklisted when they approach me again(typically they do again in a year or so) but sometimes feel like doing so.

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    Lallan

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    Lallanmore
    This! Can’t tell you how long I’ve been thinking of creating a recruiter/company shit-list. Interviewing with such companies and recruiters is a colossal waste of time.
    Jul 7 0
  • Amazon / Eng gRqR01
    Jul 7 1
    • Workday NeOd
      At least we will have a point of reference. We’re all here for the 🍿
      Jul 7
  • LinkedIn nubody
    Its OK. You can rant on your burn here
    Jul 7 3
    • LinkedIn nubody
      They don’t have to. Nobody owes you anything
      Jul 7
    • VMware herathakur
      @OP whatever you described above is quite similar to romantic situations where you like/love someone but they don't. Sometimes saying no is harder than radio silence.
      Jul 7
    • Facebook / Sales *#06#
      I agree with OP. What happened to common courtesy? It takes 30secs to knock out an email saying, “sorry, not today”.
      Jul 7
  • Amazon ohbother
    It seems like you’re blacklisting a lot of people/teams that may be drastically different in behavior for the unrelated behavior of one person/team. In the opposite direction, they are blacklisting 1 person who presumably has pretty consistent behavior.

    I could see blacklisting particular recruiters/teams, or blacklisting companies based on consistently getting the same behavior from multiple teams/recruiters.
    Jul 7 1
    • Amazon ohbother
      I wish recruiting was standard at Amazon. I’ve had to work with some awful recruiters and a few great ones.
      Jul 7
  • Microsoft jT47lg
    You’ll have to blacklist recruiters by name not whole companies to be effective.

    The recruiting experience varies a lot within the same company because the quality of their individual recruiters varies so much.
    Jul 7 0
  • Activision Blizzard 86753on
    I’m sure they are going to cry.
    Jul 7 1
    • Activision Blizzard 86753on
      There are like 10k applications for every 1 job posting.
      Jul 7
  • Goldman Sachs itg
    I agree with OP too and personally support if we collectively create a list of companies/recruiters who engage in those behaviors and avoid them until they change their behavior.
    Jul 7 0
  • VMware herathakur
    In the end it all comes down to who is needy at current moment. If I will lose my job, I won't give a damn if in past they ghosted me.
    Jul 7 0

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