Lyft recruiter ghosted me after sending email for onsite interview.

Intel 10e10
Jun 29, 2018 21 Comments

It's been a week since she sent me the invite for the onsite interview. I replied to her email the next day asking if we could set up a quick call as I had a few questions and sent my availability after another 2 days. She usually responds very quickly, but I haven't heard back from her yet and now I'm getting concerned.
I have had another company set up a phone interview with me and cancel it after 2 days. So I don't know how common this is..

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  • Pm me and I'll follow up. Ghosting is not professional
    Jun 30, 20184
    • Intel 10e10
      OP
      Thanks!
      Jul 2, 2018
    • Capital One / EngFBmI66
      I’m having the same issue with my Lyft recruiter. I was invited onsite but now it’s radio silence. Would you be able to help?
      Nov 30, 2018
    • Intel
      oESG42

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      I followed up a a couple of times and got a reply. I had to wait 2 weeks though.
      Dec 1, 2018
    • Capital One / EngFBmI66
      Alright, thanks the info. I’m at the one week mark
      Dec 1, 2018
  • Microsoft Skankhunt
    Happened to me with Microsoft, the recruiter completed blacked out on me! She just stopped responding to email, text, anything. I looked another recruiter up, and she connected me with another recruiter that sat the interview up for me. I ended up receiving an offer and accepting it! I saw the recruiter that blacked out on me one day, I knew how she looked, she apologized when I asked her why she blacked out, she was a total b*#^¥. She could’ve ruined someone’s career and she probably already did!
    Jun 29, 20181
    • Intel 10e10
      OP
      Oh wow that's bad but I'm glad it worked out for you :)
      My experience with Microsoft has been really good so far, but I guess it depends on who talking to.
      Thanks, I'll try doing the same. Did you get in touch with the other recruiter over LinkedIn?
      Jul 2, 2018
  • Amazon / Mgmt
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    Recruiters are the worst. Once you accept this, you’re only surprised when they’re legit.
    Jun 29, 20182
    • Lyft Boopy
      Maybe you haven’t worked with any good ones. There actually are really good ones that work hard for their candidates.
      Jun 29, 2018
    • Intel 10e10
      OP
      I was supposed to have a phone interview with Cruise. I sent them my availability and didn't hear back. The guy who referred me later told me that they already filled the position and canceled my interview. I wish the recruiter at least bothered to let me know.
      Jul 2, 2018
  • Lyft d83jq
    That’s so shitty, sorry to hear that
    Jun 29, 20180
  • Homeaway / Engksatt
    yikes... I'm in the exact same boat. Its been about 2 weeks since the initial email, and I sent a followup about 5 days ago.

    did you ever get a response?
    Jul 9, 20183
    • Intel 10e10
      OP
      Okay that's been a while. Was there any ooo reply? The recruiter I was talking to was ooo(but didn't have the ooo reply set up). She replied after I sent my third email. Overall a week and a half. July 4th week and all. I wouldn't normally worry but I have been burned before.
      Jul 9, 2018
    • Homeaway / Engksatt
      oh thats good to hear. I was kind of worried there was a sudden hiring freeze since both of us got ghosted around the same time, but I'm just gonna assume its a holiday related delay. good luck on your onsite!
      Jul 9, 2018
    • Intel 10e10
      OP
      Yes, likely. Thanks. good luck to you too :)
      Jul 10, 2018
  • Uber IhXN27
    I had a similar situation with similar company. They contacted me extremely late and apologizing. Weeks later I find out they already had the position before I even had the chance to prove myself. HR does need to meet Quotas too. Good Luck
    Jun 29, 20181
    • Intel 10e10
      OP
      Oh yeah. This is not uncommon :(
      Jul 2, 2018
  • BCG Ckjr77
    I’d just reach out again. You never know what the issue is (e.g. could be person specific (life event) rather than the firm)
    Jun 29, 20180
  • Lyft chamboo
    Possibly on summer vacay especially given it is around July 4th. Have patience, nothing to worry. There are many openings right now
    Jul 1, 20181
    • Intel 10e10
      OP
      Yes, she just replied saying she is out until next week :) I usually don't get concerned unless it's been a lot longer but she usually replies very fast, there was no ooo reply this time and I recently had a bad experience with Cruise.
      Jul 2, 2018
  • MediaTek Hsinchu
    Most likely your email ended up in a spam folder. Call her.
    Jan 280

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