Invited for on-sites at C1, recruiter called today and said they decided not to move forward with the position

The Climate Corporation btr
Jun 29, 2018 19 Comments

Title. This was for a PMM role.

I was contacted by a C1 recruiter about a month ago. Phone screen went well, phone call with hiring manager went well (said she was excited to move me forward in the process).

Recruiter says interviews would be this week. I reach out on Monday, recruiter says they are still pinning down a time. Get a call today saying they aren't moving forward with filling the position and that if I find another role I'm interested in to contact her, etc.

What the hell? Is this common? Unsure if this was a late rejection or they found a better fit while keeping me in the wings for a month. Either way, it was a pretty negative experience.

Can anyone weigh in here? Thanks in advance.


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TOP 19 Comments
  • Evernote Eevee23
    “aren't moving forward with filling the position” headcount cancelled, it happens.
    Jun 29, 2018 0
  • Capital One Slyvrvjfxj
    It’s probably not a reflection on you. Business needs change. We are limited as to how many job requisitions each department can have open at a time. I have had an open req closed because my leadership decided it was more important to fill a different req - so mine got closed while a different one got opened. (I didn’t disagree - mine had been open for awhile and I was not getting many well qualified candidates applying)
    Jun 29, 2018 4
    • The Climate Corporation bbb883
      I appreciate this insight; thank you for sharing. The recruiter did share that they were still vetting candidates several weeks after they had determined they wanted to bring me in for an on-site, so it sounds like this might be the case.

      In your opinion, is it worth following up with the recruiter re: other roles? There are a few that I could do, but none are as great of a fit as this particular role (imo).
      Jun 29, 2018
    • Capital One Slyvrvjfxj
      You have nothing to lose by doing so- personally I would go for it
      Jun 29, 2018
    • Capital One xtraaf79
      Definitely go for it. Even after I got hired on, I still had my resume in the system and had other recruiters from Cap1 reaching out to me for open position in other lines of business so they definitely keep you in consideration. I wouldn't let this experience deter you.
      Jul 19, 2018
    • The Climate Corporation bbb883
      Great insight, thank you. Following up again with the new recruiter on Monday.
      Jul 19, 2018
  • Capital One / Other into
    No it’s not a rejection. You haven’t been on site yet so it’s definitely not you. It’s more likely they have an internal move that filled the spot or budget situation. You should definitely search the website for other req you are interested and have the recruiter send your resume forward.
    Jul 6, 2018 4
    • The Climate Corporation bbb883
      Thank you. I did this and am in process for another role.
      Jul 9, 2018
    • Capital One / Other into
      Awesome! Best of luck
      Jul 9, 2018
    • Capital One barbarian
      good move
      Jul 13, 2018
    • Capital One rayant
      Good Op! We really do mean it when we encourage a solid candidate to throw their hat in for another role. It would have been a sincere offer from the recruiter.
      Jul 28, 2018
  • Apple OP!
    Here’s what happened: You’re the backup. They already zeroed on a candidate and perhaps already extended offer.
    Jun 29, 2018 3
    • The Climate Corporation bbb883
      Damn. Best way to proceed? My initial thought is to just look elsewhere, though I don't want to dismiss a recruiter who is (potentially) in my corner for another role.
      Jun 29, 2018
    • Apple OP!
      Why would you believe a two-timing recruiter. Ignore them and move on.
      Jun 29, 2018
    • F5 Networks / Sales

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      Jun 29, 2018
  • Tableau krxi15
    The Climate Corporation, what in the fucking world is that?
    Jun 29, 2018 1
  • Capital One yirV31
    My guess is that it’s out of the recruiter’s hands.
    Jul 12, 2018 0
  • Research Now / Eng Arschloch
    Whatever they aren’t hiring you .... happens all the time. Just accept it and move on.
    Jun 29, 2018 0