Dear John, Regretfully, the hiring committee chose another candidate for the accounting position. While I’m not in the habit of doing this for applicants, you have a great deal of promise. In fact, a number of attributes, which I’ll detail here, made you a strong candidate. To begin with, we were particularly impressed with your leadership skills. You were a lifeguard supervisor for two summers where you managed six staff members. The recommendation from your manager described you as a “natural leader.” Another attribute you possess is strong communication skills. You demonstrated this as president of your class at the State University of New
You ace the interview. In fact, it was the best job interview you ever had! You head home dreaming of the offer for the new job you’re pretty sure you just landed. And then…you wait. And you wait. And you wait some more until you just want to scream!
But before you decide the company is made up of former Guantanamo guards trained to torture you in some sick waiting game, take a deep breath and let me take you behind the scenes to learn more about the mysterious steps of the interview hiring process.