A few months ago, I had applied to various job openings in several companies and was going around giving quite a few interviews. The entire exercise did finally land me a job but what it also did was leave behind a frustration in me - a frustration that a lot of people experience (at least in India).
After clearing several rounds of interviews and getting positive feedback after every round in several companies and discussing salary terms with the HR of a lot of firms, I was told that they would contact me in a few days with their final decision / offer. Of course, If you made it through, you would get a call for sure. But what happened when you did not make it through? Based on my experience, most of the companies, never called at all.
I fail to understand why is it so difficult to communicate appropriate reasons to a candidate about his failure to clear the interview? Why can’t someone from the HR team of these companies simply send out an email telling a candidate about his rejection?
What I would like to do is appeal to these firms and ask their HR personnel to be a little more courteous and at least have the decency to inform the candidates about the status of their job interviews within the timelines given by them.
@sharadgana made a very good point about the candidate also being guilty of not responding back to the employer as well when he has multiple offers in his hand. This behaviour is again lacks basic courtesy.
As an afterthought, I’d like to appeal to both parties to at least communicate with each other, whatever be the outcome.