It happens...a lot. I hear these stories over and over again. You were in process for a job and everything was going great. The recruiter was supposed to inform you of next steps anddddddd....POOF!
A little plug for the poor souls in Corporate Staffing. It's a hard and thankless job. It can be overwhelming processing thousands of candidates every week. However, there is NO EXCUSE for not letting candidates where they stand...even if the company is not interested.
The job market gets super spooky this time of year. Fewer great jobs pop up as we get to year end. Second thoughts happen for employers as they think about pulling job req.s until next year.
How do you combat this? You have to put on your cape and work that JOB SEARCH MATH...the more people that know you + feel a need for you = . The Better the Job and the Faster it Comes!
Me, the job search guy.