Google recruiter completely unresponsive?

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So I’ve made it past the hiring committee at Google, was told by my recruiter that now I needed to have a hiring manager interested in me. I found a hiring manager on my own who had an opening, and both of us had contacted my recruiter. She’s completely unresponsive to both of us.. and I’m guessing it’s because my case is not a priority to her.

When I originally spoke to her about team matching, she mentioned that I should let her know if I take another offer - then she would take me out of the pool of candidates that I am in.

Any ideas on how I can push her to schedule the fit call with the HM? I’m tempted to just schedule time with him, as he’s super responsive.

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  • Uber duuber
    This is effing insane. Low IQ recruiters think they are gods
    Jul 11 0
  • Facebook derpd
    C'mon, I'm sure there are plenty of smart people here. Can't some of us get together and automate people like this recruiter out of a job? They add nothing to this industry.
    Jul 11 4
    • Cisco fresh-prin
      For real.. especially third party recruiters making 10% of placements first year salary.. what a god damn joke
      Jul 11
    • Carvana WingItMan
      Recruiting is significantly harder than people give it credit for. 10% fee is easily reasonable for placing a candidate. The company makes that 10% back so quickly from a good engineer.
      Jul 11
    • Cisco fresh-prin
      Yeah from a good engineer, but why do good engineers need recruiters they set their own bar... why would they take a 10% lower base for that shit.. recruiters spam they don’t get about fit they just wanna place as many people as possible
      Jul 11
    • Facebook derpd
      I'm not saying we can completely get rid of them, but I feel like especially at larger companies (from what I've seen at FB/G), the process is surprisingly old school, we could probably reasonably cut resources there by 20%-30% in the short term by putting some effort in.

      I suspect maybe it's easier to just hire another bad recruiter than go to the effort of finding a good one? Just like how sometimes it's not worth the engineering effort of optimizing that extra few percent in a system and just eating the extra machine cost instead.
      Jul 11
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    Very normal. My friend’s hiring process took almost 5 months and for weeks at a time the recruiter would drop off the map. She was eventually hired though.
    Jul 11 2
    • IDEO
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      I’m almost at 6 months 😰
      Jul 11
    • IDEO
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      But yes fingers crossed everything works out, I don’t want to bug them too much.
      Jul 11
  • Microsoft XJlp60
    HM certainly knows other people in the recruiting organization to reach out to or escalating with their own team if the position really needs to be filled... Seems like laziness on HM
    Jul 11 0
  • Google / Eng göôgłę
    Ask HM to contact the recruiter for setting up the call
    Jul 11 0
  • Google YYkR40
    👻👻👻👻
    Jul 11 0
  • Google jhgb
    How did you find hiring mgr on your own?
    Jul 11 4
    • IDEO
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      I emailed someone who interviewed me at my onsite, they happened to be looking and interested
      Jul 11
    • Google jhgb
      Most interviewers don't give email. Did u message on LinkedIn?
      Jul 11
    • IDEO
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      Long story - but he happened to give it to me because I needed to present a deck from his laptop
      Jul 12
    • Google jhgb
      Does sound like a long story
      Jul 12
  • Zulily aquje060
    I would definitely have the HM reach out again. If that doesn’t work, you may see if there is another recruiter that the HM can connect you with
    Jul 11 0