Saturday, 13 February 2016

When recruiter says "We'll get back to you" ...

I'm back in the business of job hunting, luckily this time I'm not desperate to get a job. My current job is fine. It's like an itch to see where I stand in the current market and also to see what kind of interview questions I get for my level of experience (13+ years in Java space). I polished my resume, uploaded it in couple of high ranking job portals and after a week I started getting calls from job consultancies and head hunters. The usual flow is you get a call/email on whether you're interested in a particular position, if yes you send your resume. Their client will look at it, if your profile get shortlisted then you'll be called for first round of technical interview.

Game is on .... :) I attended 2 interviews and walked out of an interview in particular without attending in which the original time slot given to me was 11:00 AM and until 2:00 PM (for three hours) I ended up waiting in a room. I can't take more than that and walked out. But that's just one. Another one got indefinitely postponed etc. Out of 2 interviews I took I got programming questions (write a program to do something with some twist) and some logical questions related to some rooms, bulbs and switches etc. I felt I pretty much done well in the first round and thought I will take second round to give best shot. However, the HR gave the golden words "We will get back to you".

I still remember in my earlier career days, I really used to wait for them to get back to me. But now I know what :) this means. I got rejected in both interviews. That's fine, but my point is, why don't they just say "Sorry, you are rejected". I'm sure they have their own reasons like putting few profiles in buffer just in case blah blah. But giving solid answer is always better I feel, instead of making innocent and desperate needy candidates wait forever hoping that one day they'll get that golden offer. Now, if I get an offer I do not like, I'll not say "I don't want this offer". I rather say "Dear HR, I'll get back to you"  :)


  1. Hi Surya,

    Any chances of getting job in Singapore for role of Financial Analyst. any consultant contacts, recruiters from india. Thanks Rama

  2. true agree with you surya... 4 years back they told me "We will get back to you" result i was never called... still i am jobless... i don't know how to start.. ? my blog

  3. Hey , can you pm me your mail id. I would like to get in touch with you. My mailid is

  4. Hello Surya, Im a storage administrator interested to work in singapore could please help with ur mail id so that i could get to know more on how to reach there with a job.

  5. universal workers limited is Global consulting Company in india..We offers Jobs in Singapore..if Someone Interested than Send Your Resume...

    1. Hi can you please provide your mail id and contact details..I have 5 years of exp in SAP and 2 years in domain. I would like to migrate to Singapore.

  6. Hi Surya...Can you please help to find out job in Singapore.I have experience 4+ years in Procuremnt and warehouse/Inventory managemnet.