In my current jobsearch, I’ve noticed increasing rudeness by employers. After going for an on-site interview, almost nobody gets back to me, even with a form rejection letter.
I understand that a ton of resumes are submitted for each job opening. An employer has no obligation to respond to each one.
However, once you progress to an on-site interivew or a phone screen, the employer should at least say “Thanks for applying, but we chose someone else.”
There is one situation where delay is sensible. For the #2 or #3 candidate, wait until the #1 candidate accepts the offer, before rejecting the #2 or #3 candidate.
Sometimes, if I thought the interview went well, I ask what’s my status. Even then, I don’t get a response.
Basically, “no response = rejection”. Even if I think I aced an interview, I should keep sending out resumes and going on interviews until I get an offer.
I’m surprised by increasing rudeness by employers. Even after an on-site interview, almost nobody responds with “Thanks for applying, but we chose someone else.”