Do you believe that?
Yeah, it's the truth. Anything can happen, mah.
I was in the middle of an interview process with a company and was waiting for confirmation to proceed to the next round.
I had a good feeling after the second interview, but when a week passed without any updates, I started to feel uneasy. This was unusual since the company usually responded within two days.
I decided to look up the person who sent me the initial information email on LinkedIn and was surprised to see that their profile photo had a badge #OpenToWork
Note: I decided to look up the person who sent me the initial information email on LinkedIn and was surprised to see that their profile photo had a badge
I went to the company's LinkedIn page, but I didn't see any updates about it. So, I decided to Google the company name with the keyword "layoff" and it led me to a post on Blind (an anonymous professional platform) about the company's layoffs.
They had silently laid off people.
I emailed back to the HR contact that I had been communicating with and asked my friends who had referred me there. I got the confirmation that the company had just had a round of layoffs and had changed their "hiring strategy" - they were not hiring a product designer anymore. Luckily, my friend wasn't affected.
In short, the company I was interviewing with had stopped hiring for the role I was interested in, and I now need to search for other opportunities.
Wish me luck!
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