Does anyone know what the deal with this is? The ad claims to start review on Nov 1 but the wiki already states someone got a phone interview request. Have they sent out all requests now or was that just one and they will send the rest after the deadline?
Date: 27 Oct 2015 17:18
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That's not very nice. They can probably skirt that rule given the ad says "open until filled".
That's actually not that unusual - SC will often "preview" the applications as they come in. If someone is a really perfect fit or a superstar, the SC could decide they are definitely getting a phone interview and send out the request early, even before their listed deadline. After all if someone is a superstar its in the SC's best interest to rush the process on their end, in the hopes they will scoop that candidate before someone else will. But yeah, it's frustrating from the applicant's point of view.
It's also not legal in some places if the ad says "we will start reviewing on Nov 1". Yes, people will look at the apps ahead of time anyway, but that's hard to prove. If, however, they act on that looking ahead of the date, there is clear evidence that they "considered applications" before the due date. Worse, it is therefore easy to argue that if you put in your app on Oct 31, before the due date, that you were already out of consideration because they've already started contacting people.
Usually human resources and a ton of lawyers have to sign off on anything before any communication can occur with candidates, and any communication must be reported to those entities as well. I am surprised that they would allow such a thing, unless as I said the wording makes this "not a due date" under some loophole.
I was contacted well before the "review begins" date. I thought it strange, but hoping it just means they really liked me :)
Anon, were you the one contacted for the Idaho State job, or are you making reference to another job in this thread. If it's the Idaho Stat job, did they say anything else (i.e., we'll be contacting other candidates by x date and will get back to you after then)?
Congrats on being contacted!!
So now that the deadline has passed has anyone else been contacted?