I received a verbal offer in December 3rd. After a slow process and almost two months of ghosting by my recruiter, I finally get the call I wanted last friday. Recruiter can't answer any of my questions about my timeline or status. The recruiter promises she will call as soon as she gets an update which she is "actively seeking", even though I can't ever get a response from her. Monday comes, I check Microsoft Action Center and my status changes from 'Interview' to 'Not Selected'.
I find it really distasteful for recruiters to behave this way. A candidate prepares, goes through a long process, flies and spends days in loop interviews. And then gets handed off this shit of treatment. Worst thing is they baited with a verbal offer, which I sticked to even though I had another offer in place. Can't stress enough how disappointing this experience was since MS is my dream company.
I want to present a formal claim with all the facts and even see if there is any other action I may take. I know most of you will tell me to move on and that this is "normal behaviour from all companies". I believe nobody should stand through this kind of repulsive recruiters. What can I do?
Thanks for reading
- Google snidelyUnfortunately they owed you nothing and that's what you got. Nothing you can do other than trash them on social media if it makes you feel any better.
- New iGeM84If you don't get a written offer within a day or a promise to send it in by the next two days. Just know you may not be their choice. Yes there are chances other things come up but your prerogative as a job seeker is to just move on to the next one.
- You are right. It's something really obvious, but it is also easy to fall into the trap if it's the first time it happens. The excuse in the context was that we were near the holidays and things might have gotten slower. Still, I believe it is their responsibility to the candidates to give out transparency.