I went on a job interview that seemed to go really well. However, it’s been two weeks and I haven’t heard back, nor have I received a response when I inquire. What gives?
Remember what it’s like to go on a first date? It’s not uncommon for first dates to feel positive — both parties are usually on their best behavior after all, and wanting it to go well. And if one person is really interested and wants it to work out, that person tends to see the date through a very optimistic lens. Usually, if the other person feels the same way and would like a second date, the two people don’t have much difficulty making that happen. There could be extenuating circumstances to explain two weeks of radio silence, but usually, if there is interest, there is some feedback, some sign, some response to give you hope that the interest is mutual. If you followed up with a thank you and expression of continued interest and you’ve made two professional attempts by e-mail and phone seeking an update, you’ve done all you can do. If they want you, they will come.
I am searching for a new job and am revamping my resume. One of the hedge funds I worked at is no longer in business. Do I include the name of the now defunct fund on my resume? There is no link to a Web site, nor any current press or information available. Will employers view this as a negative? Is there any way to spin this?
What potential employers will view as a negative is the gaping, mysterious hole in your resume if you don’t include it. It’s not as if you worked in Special Ops for 10 years and the government will disavow that you ever existed (or did you, hmmm?) You worked for a company that is now out of business and unless the firm was only on the dark Web involved in market manipulation and absconded with investors’ funds from an undisclosed black site (OK, you can tell I’m partial to espionage shows) there is nothing to “spin.” Just be straightforward about where you worked, what you did, what happened with the company and move on to the more recent experience. Good luck, special agent.