I applied for a very specialised job last week at a large University. My skills exactly match what they are looking for and I am probably even slightly overqualified for the position, but hey, it's part time and it would have suited well.
I spoke to the Head of Department a few weeks ago and she was really excited about the prospect of me applying. She told me they would interview the week after the deadline. I duly put in my application online and received an autoconfirmation. I emailed the HoD today to find out where they were up to, since I hadn't heard from them. I also called the HR department to confirm they received my application, which they had.
Late today I got an email back from the HoD telling me they had interviewed today and why didn't I apply?!?!?! I wrote back to say I HAD applied and wondered why I wasn't shortlisted. I haven't heard back yet, but racking my brains can not think why I wouldn't have been short listed. The HoD obviously wasn't even aware I had applied. I can only think it has been a major FU by HR. And I am so disappointed because I imagine at this stage it is all too late to do anything about it.
I did send a second email saying that if my application was overlooked in error and they did want to interview me I would be available on Friday and Monday. It just seems so unfair. Jobs in this particular area, particularly part time jobs, don't come up very often : (
Also kicking myself that I didn't email the HoD the day I submitted my application to let her know I had done so.
Edited by libbylu, 31 January 2012 - 05:53 PM.