Jun 06, 2019 - 12:12 PM
As job seekers, we assume we are participating in a fair process. If we do well in an interview, we have a solid shot at the job. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. There are situations where an internal candidate has already been selected. The company may only be interviewing external candidates for the sake of doing their due diligence. The job may be put on hold and companies won't always share that with candidates.
Recruiters and hiring managers are also more aware of timing than job seekers. Companies often share timelines during interviews. They may tell job seekers that this is an important search they want wrapped up soon. They're hoping to have an answer by next week. The job seeker waits, expecting to hear back by then. When they don't, they assume they didn't get the job. That's often not the case, as companies are usually slower than they anticipate. Someone needed for approval may be on vacation, or some other administrative roadblock may be in the way.
There are many parts of the interview process of which job seekers won't be fully aware. That doesn't mean they aren't doing a great job interviewing.