Ever gone through multiple interview rounds, only to have the position pulled altogether? Talk about a waste of time and effort. It’s one thing to be beaten by someone better than you are — at least you had a chance. It’s another to have the company just jerk the position out from under everyone’s feet.
But, what if you really want this job, or a job with this company and you think you had a pretty good rapport with the hiring manager? Plus, the hiring manager said she’d really like to have you on board — but only for the “right” position. Can you continue to pursue it? I received the following email from a career coach who had a client in this situation. It’s been one month since he was turned down. She writes:
He wants to plan a trip to their office and just do a “I was in the neighborhood visit ” during his holiday break. It is actually about 3,000 miles from his current location. I have tried to discourage him from this, but he is sure it is a good idea. My concern is there is a fine line in today’s world between looking interested and being a stalker. I also know companies sometimes say things that let candidates down gently instead of just being honest. He did follow-up after the interview process was over. He called the hiring manager, too. Considering it is the 4th quarter I told him to just sit tight for now. He is not currently unemployed. What are you words of wisdom in this matter?
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