Ghosting is where a company breaks contact with a job seeker without offering any reason. Keep in mind that it’s probably not personal. It can happen for numerous reasons, from poor hiring methods to bad communication. Sometimes the employer became consumed in other tasks or is focused on hiring another person. It’s not a new phenomenon — but the pandemic appears to have exacerbated the problem.

Why you may have been ghosted

  1. The company no longer needs to fill the position
  2. The hiring manager is no longer with the company
  3. The interview was not good

What to do if you have been ghosted after an interview

  1. Show initiative and follow up
  2. Use different ways to connect
  3. Reach out to someone else you know in the organization

Stay positive and keep moving forward. Apply for other jobs, don’t sit down and just wait. Stay focused and be patient. The right job will come, it might take weeks or months to find a job, and that’s common.

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