Saturday, March 05, 2005
My theory is that they are still concerned that I don't want to be in Chicago and so have extended offers to people who definitely want to be there, and are leaving me hanging until they hear back from those people. If that's the case, I completely understand, but it would be nice if they would tell me that! It does no one any good to refuse to let me know what's going on.
That leads me to two pet peeves about the recruiting process:
- Thank you notes are overrated. The only time written notes should be used is when you are dealing with HR. They may care about thank you notes, but nobody else does. An e-mail will work just fine 95% of the time. I wish someone had told me this before I dropped $ on nice stationary.
- Companies should do a better job of informing applicants of their status. They obviously invest a lot of time and money flying us around the country and holding dinners and so forth, it would take just a little extra effort to send e-mails telling us what's going on.